Freyja Blot

      Freyja Blot

Opening

Gothi: I call to you, the wights of this place. Spirits of the earth, or the sky, land and husvaettir, I welcome you. Those who are seen, and those who are unseen; all those who live upon this land/in this house, I ask you to join me. Please be with me now, protect me and stand with me as I perform this ritual. Hail the Landvaettir!

Gythija: Honored ones, ancient ones, those who came before me, I greet you and bid you welcome. Ancestors, share your love with me, stand with me now as I perform this ritual. Be with me, held close to my heart, and grant me your wisdom. Hail the ancestors!

Gothi: High ones, my elder kin, I call to you. Aesir and Vanir, I bid you welcome to this place. I invite you to be with me now as I perform this ritual. Please stand fast with me, be with me as in the old days. Hail the Aesir! Hail the Vanir! Hail the gods!

Gythija: Lady. Vanadis. Sister to Freyr and daughter of Njord. Friend to cats, and lover to us all, I ask you to come to this place. Bearer of Brisingamen, you are welcome here. Freyja, I ask you to please attend, and share your love with me. Hail Freyja!

All: Hail Freyja!

Bless the Mead

Pour mead/alcohol being used (for those who do not drink alcohol, apple cider or juice is a good substitute) into the drinking horn/vessel. Trace the hammer sign over the liquid using one’s hand or a hammer.

Pass the horn, each person offering a toast

Libation

Gythija: Freyja, goddess of love, Lady of the Vanir, I share this drink with you in memory of the many gifts you have given me. Hail Freyja!
(Drink deeply, pour out some of the liquid into the blaut bowl)

All: Hail Freyja!

Gothi: Freyja, I am honored to have you in my life. I thank you for the warmth of your love, and I deeply appreciate all that you have done for me. Hail Freyja!

All: Hail Freyja!
(Drink deeply, pour out some of the liquid)

Gythija: Freyja, I am here tonight/today to offer you a gift as a token of our relationship to one another. I ask that you receive it warmly, and continue to smile on me. Hail Freyja!
(Drink deeply, pour out some of the liquid)

All: Hail Freyja!

Gothi: This mead/alcohol is a symbol of my gratitude to you, Freyja. Please accept this offering as a gift to you. I ask that you continue to share your gifts with me. I am mindful of all that you have done, and am grateful that you will continue to smile on me. Hail Freyja!
(Pour out remaining liquid into offering bowl).

All: Hail Freyja!

Farewell

Gythija: Freyja, Vanadis, I thank you for your presence here tonight/today. I thank you for taking the time to accept my offering. I thank you once more for the gifts you bring to me. Hail Freyja!

All:  Hail Freyja!

Gothi: Aesir, Vanir, gods of my heart, I thank you. Thank you for being here with me, and for standing witness to my offering. You are always with me, and I honor you. Hail the Aesir! Hail the Vanir! Hail the gods!

All: Hail the Vanir!  Hail the Gods!

Gythija: Honored ones, those who have come before, all those who are remembered, I thank you. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with me, and thank you for attending this place. Hail the ancestors!

All: Hail the Ancestors!

 

Gothi: Landvaettir, husvaettir, wights of this place, I thank you. I thank you for sharing this land/house with me, and I thank you for extending your protection to all that I hold dear. Thank you for being here to witness this ritual. Hail the landvaettir!

All:  Hail the Landvaettir!

 

Take bowl outside and pour out while saying:
From the gods to the earth to us,
From us to the earth to the gods.
A gift for a gift.
Hail!

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