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Blessing for a Heathen Child

You are my son (daughter),
you are our son,
son of (fatherīs name), son of (motherīs name).
You are our son, born to our family (tribe, kindred),
born unto mankind,
born into Midgard.

I welcome you to this world.
May you live a good life,
protected by the Disir,
blessed by the Mothers.

May Odin grant you wisdom
of the World that he shaped.
May Thought and Memory
be your companions.

May Thor grant you strength
to walk your way steadily,
courage and health,
strong shoulders, strong feet.

May Frey grant you growing
from sapling to tree,
each year to unfold
the leaves of your life.

May Freya teach you
love in all ways,
its joys and its sorrows,
to feel and to heal.

May Frigga protect you
and whisper to you
the mysteries of family,
of kith and of kin.

Be strong as a stone,
and noble as gold,
true as steel
and radiant as fire.

Gods, you have given
a child to our care,
a treasure to hold,
a pleasure to watch.

Now grant your gifts
to the gift of this life,
your blessing and friendship,
O bountiful ones!

Đ Michaela Macha

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