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Invocation to Njördhr

Njördhr, Sea-ruler, Pledge to the Aesir,
Ruler of Noatun, Harbor of ships;
God of the Vanir, rich in life and wisdom;
Husband to bold Skadhi, shining bride of the Gods;
Father of Freyr, the God no man hates;
Father of Freyja, the bright jewel of Asgard;
God of the shining, sea-bright feet.

Rich in temples and shrines you rule,
Oath-Keeper and Blood-Priest;
Hidden riches are at your hand,
God of Wealth-Bestowal.
God of Ships, Voyage-Blesser,
Master of the Winds and Sea;
Blesser of the Ocean-Harvest,
The gift of the Double-Kingdom.

Come in the Dawn, the birth of Summer;
Bless us with your smiling glance;
Remind us of wisdom that lurks in the sunshine -
Heart-true laughter, unconquered life,
Love that preserves and joy that surpasses.
Let the ice-shackles fall from our hearts
That we may dance along the sea-beach.

Vanasson! (Son of the Wane!)
Areyáss! (Island-God!)
Noatunáss! (God of Harbors!)
Blótgodhi! (Sacrificial Priest!)
Njördhr, come!

"I am Njördhr, the Sea-ruler,
Wealth-Giver and Wind-Tamer,
Wedded to Winter and Father of Spring.

The wind and sea ride under my harness;
The wealth of Midgard is mine to bestow;
The rites of Asgard are under my guidance.

To me come the children of joy and power,
Laughing and dancing, secure in peace;
I warm the blood of life."

© 1993 Alice Karlsdóttir

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