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Hail to Freyja, brightest bloom of Asgard,
great and mighty goddess, essence of passion.
Freyja, driver of cats, whose steady hand
guides us with subtlety and certainty;
Freyja, seeker of might and wisdom,
who teaches us to understand the cost
of what we desire; Freyja, granter of joy
and pleasure, who inspires us to relish
the gifts of the earth! Freyja, shining one,
who holds us in her arms, who sharpens our wits,
who for a precious moment lets us see
through her eyes the wonders of the worlds.
Freyja, daughter of the worthy Vans,
holder of mysteries, holder of wisdom,
holder of the brilliant Brisingamen,
we praise and honor you this day. Hail Freyja!




Now, this one, I think, works for Mayday!
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So I sat down this afternoon to write something to Freyja for Mayday. Instead, this came out:

Hail to Freyja, glorious goddess, fair one, wise one,
courageous and clever, mighty bearer
of incomparable Brisingamen.
From the lands of the Vanir you came, Freyja,
with knowledge dear and beauty unforeseen.
To the Aesir you brought these precious gifts,
Freyja, but all things of worth have their price,
and all things in the worlds have their time
and their end. Freyja, whose tears of red gold
flow freely, you measure loss by gain
and gain by loss, each taken in turn,
a sorrow but not a regret. Freyja,
who bears the weight of sacrifice; Freyja,
who knows the strength of desire; Freyja,
mistress of might both devious and direct,
I praise you for all you are, I thank you
for gifts granted unasked, for fires that rage
within us, for thirsts unquenched. Hail Freyja

(Hopefully I'll be able to write the one I need later this week. You never know what's going t happen, you know?)

Freyja

Apr. 9th, 2007 04:34 pm
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Hail to Freyja, noble mistress of Folkvang,
daughter of sea-faring, wealth-giving Njord,
sister of mighty Frey, granter of good,
holder of peerless Brisingamen,
driver of cats, skillful stirrer of strife,
desired by many, taken by none,
given only to few, only by your will.
Freyja, we know you in the spark of lust
in lovers' eyes, in each quick step toward self,
in the first heart-lightening signs of spring,
in all the needs that drive us together
and in all the needs that turn us away.
Gold-teared Freyja, beautiful goddess,
we thank you for your many gifts.

Freyja

Jan. 2nd, 2007 05:39 pm
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Hail to Freyja, warm breath of life,
child of earth and sea, amber-teared
goddess, strong-willed driver of cats,
watchful wife of wandering Od,
holder of Brisingamen's might,
chooser of the best of warriors.
With eyes soft or steely, your gaze
melts the strongest of us, bends us
to your will, persuasive Freyja.
With touch firm or gentle, your hand
guides those you favor to victory.
A tongue sharp yet sweet, a keen wit
ready for any challenge,
a depth of soul unmatched by any--
all these we know in you, fair one.
Bright-haired Freyja, we honor you.

To Freyja

Sep. 27th, 2006 05:14 pm
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Hail to shining Freyja, driver of cats,
lover of Odin, bride of wandering Od,
holder of peerless Brisingamen,
holder of the hearts of lovers,
holder of the souls of warriors,
mistress of sturdy, high-walled Folkvangr,
goddess on whom we all call for aid
when love and lust have sent us to madness.
Glorious Freyja, fair one, free one,
mighty one, desirable one, peerless beauty
whose glance could shake the foundation
of any certainty, clear-sighted goddess
whose sharp eyes pierce any veil of feeling,
whose keen wit perceives what others may hide,
who knows the worth of pain in truth,
who knows the price of joy in falsehood,
who portions each as deserved, as proper.
Freyja, kind yet brutal, tender yet severe,
player at games of love and of war,
of all life's trials, you give to us the sharpest,
of all life's treasures, you give to us the sweetest.
Hail Freyja! Hail the Lady of the Vans!

To Freyja

Dec. 11th, 2005 03:00 am
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Freyja, Vanadis, winner of Brisingamen,
mistress of Folkvang, hostess of battle-slain,
beloved of Ottar, bride of Od, free-hearted goddess,
friend of all lovers, granter of our darkest wishes,
for your blessings, countless, ceaseless, I thank you.
You inspire us to love, you kindle desire
in every heart, you persuade and provoke us
toward passions tender and savage, sublime
and destructive, transcendent and debased.
You set us into motion, pushing us toward
will and resolve, you move us to action,
you show us the vanity of indecision,
the folly of hesitation, the sorrow
of the missed chance. Freyja, glorious goddess,
you reach into our small sharp hidden places,
discovering our most secret fears, making them real,
exposing love's fragility, uncertainty,
necessity, its substance and its rarity.
You tear at wisps of ego, driving us to seek
within for what is firmly rooted. Golden-teared one,
destroyer of illusion, holder of hearts,
you goad us to take the next step, the first step,
you soothe us with love's treasures, you inflame us
with love's unreason, you hold us steady, Freyja,
as we walk between the paths of head and heart.
Hail Freyja!
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I'm catching up on some email today. One of those things that's always "it can wait"--because generally it can--until there's so much that it's a feat to get it read. While I don't think I strictly need to read everything that hits my mailbox every day, I also don't want it to pile up to the extent it did before.

The weather, unseasonably hot over the last 4-5 days, finally cooled off (rain, which we needed).

Yesterday I went to do laundry (we wash at the laundromat due to not wanting to strain the well, and dry at home, which is tolerable) after going to the gym, and walked over to the florist where I bought a yellow rose to put on the heathen altar for Freyja. I'm not usually a fan of yellow roses--yellow anything, really--but this one was so bright that I had to choose it.

I'm working on stuff.
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Re the [livejournal.com profile] godothemonth thing, I am not moving on although it is in fact a new month; I am sticking with Freyja for a while. It's important.

To Freyja

Jun. 18th, 2005 06:03 pm
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Hail to Freyja, fair holder of Brisingamen,
mistress of cats, lover of Ottar, wife of Od,
child of noble Njord, sister of deep-hearted Frey.
Wielder of great magics, taker of battle-slain,
great Vanadis, your might is known throughout the worlds
and is felt throughout the lives of men and women.
We know you in love and need, in the heart's sharp edge,
in the depth of passion, in the clarity of pain,
each tender moment a gift, each agony
a lesson, each fall into passion a prayer
to Freyja, whose tears of gold fall for love long lost,
who knows her children like no other. Hail Freyja!

Freyja

Apr. 27th, 2005 05:31 pm
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Hail to Freyja, bright treasure of Asgard,
fair one, skilled one, sister of Ingvi-Frey,
beloved daughter of sea-loving Njord,
lover of Ottar, mate of wandering Od,
driver of cats, holder of Brisingamen,
strife-stirring woman, mistress of magics.
Radiant Freyja, many have sought you,
sought to claim your hand, your heart, your might.
Many have sought your wisdom, your lessons--
by your will alone may all these be given.
Freyja, glittering goddess, we thank you
for need that burns through us like white-hot flame,
for life-driven passion, precious as gold.
In warm skin and quickened breath we know you,
in a night of love and a lifetime's desire
we seize your gifts. Hail to Freyja!
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Hail to Freyja, bright-haired goddess, fire-eyed lady
of power and passion. Gold and amber tears you shed
for love lost; brilliant Brisingamen you bear
for might gained. Bold-hearted Freyja, beautiful one,
your love desired by countless men, sought by many,
given for your own reasons, at your will alone.
Flawless goddess, your gifts abundant and vital
enrich and sustain our lives; we thank you for them.
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