This poetic prayer was inspired by the last ask I received. To be used in the event of the death of any loved one; The way I have written and intended for it to be used is so that the reciter can choose whether to recite it in full, partially, or even with just one of the stanzas - depending on specific circumstances and whatever feels most appropriate
Having seen various incorrect, incomplete and inaccurate lists of Norse gods circulating Tumblr, I have decided to write my own and also include common terminology alongside. I will also include other beings who exist within the old lore and modern traditions.
I have opted to include the names in Norwegian, with translations in parenthesise after, along with a brief summary of some of the associations given to some of those gods. Be aware that, as an overview, brevity is necessary here and the individuals should not be oversimplified to basic aspects in your practice!
Æser (Æsir, Male Gods)
Balder (Baldr, Baldur) - Light, purity, rebirth
Brage (Bragi) - Poetry, eloquence, wisdom and music
Delling (Dellingr) - The new day, dawn
Forsete (Forseti) - Justice and reconciliation
Frøy (Freyr) - Vaner, virility, fertility, the sacred religious position of royalty, prosperity, good weather and sunshine
Heimdall(Heimdallr) - The senses, premonition or foreknowledge
Hermod (Hermóðr) - Bravery, spirit, possibly a former mortal hero/king elevated to the Æsir
Hjuke (Hjúki) - Man, lunar activity, lunar phases, moon craters, brother of Bil (the Scandinavian children in the moon)
Hod(Höðr, Hodr) - The blind god, darkness, rebirth, second chances
O’ gods May you hear me And grant these gifts ‘pon my son!
Odin! All Father, may you grant him much wisdom! Frigga! Great Mother, may you grant him encompassing love! Thor! Mighty Thunderer, may you grant him immeasurable strength! Loki! Sly Trickster, may you grant him enduring luck! Bragi! Honey Speaker, may you grant him soothing speech!
Tyr! Left Warrior, may you grant him indomitable will! Heimdall! Ever Watcher, may you grant him unmatched perception! Skadhi! Cold Huntress, may you grant him merciless determination! Ullr! Brisk Athlete, may you grant him perfected accuracy! Forseti! Just Decider, may you grant him Unbiased Judgement!
Idunn! Youth Giver, may you grant him vigorous age! Freyja! Fierce Lover, may you grant him joyous freedom! Njord! Tidal Sailor, may you grant him secure ventures! Freyr! Lustful Propagator, may you grant him intimate prowess! Vali! Fresh Avenger, may you grant him expert efficiency!
Heilir, my gods! Heilar, my goddesses! May you watch over my son See him come to no harm And grant, to him, your blessings!
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In Norse mythology, Nanna Nepsdóttir or simply Nanna is a Goddess associated with the god Baldr. In the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, Nanna is the wife of Baldr and the couple produced a son, the god Forseti. After Baldr’s death, Nanna dies of grief. Nanna is placed on Baldr’s ship with his corpse and the two are set aflame and pushed out to sea. In Hel, Baldr and Nanna are united again.