Mani Blot

Hammer Right

Gothi takes the hammer to one side of the ritual space and says:


“We ask the gods to hallow this space tonight as we honor Máni, the year-counter.”

Gythija takes the hammer to the opposite side of the ritual space and says:

“In the light of the full moon, we ask the gods to protect those who have joined with us to celebrate the voyages of Máni.”

Gothi:

“Máni, whirling wheel,

The hastener and fiery one,

The task you have been given is not easy,

May you continue your course and count our years.”

Gythija:

“Gleamer and gloam,

By many names you are called,

But you are known to all

Who share the night sky.”

All: “Hail Mani!”

Gothi:

“Your task was punishment,

Uncomplaining you took the reins,

May it ever be so for all those

Whose tasks seem unwanted.”

Gythija:

“Mani, the man in the moon,

May your light continue to rival your sister’s.

Year-counter, lune, waxer, and waner

May our journeys be as smooth as yours.”

All: “Hail Mani!”

Toasts

The Gothi/Gythia pass the horn and each person makes a toast before passing it on.

Libation

Gothi Says:

“From us to the earth to the gods.”

Gothi pours some of the mead from the horn into the earth.

 

Gythia Says:

“From the gods to the earth to us.”

Gythija pours the remaining mead on to the earth.

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