Ivar Ragnarsson X Reader
Partial Marriage Ceremony
A.N: I did quite a lot of research for this imagine and some of the ceremony I couldn’t find information on. But please don’t judge if some things are explained wrong. I just wanted to do this.)
“We come here this evening, to share our joy at the joining of this couple.” Ragnar looked at you and then Ivar. “Marriage is the joining of two people, the union of two hearts. We enter it joyfully and in the knowledge that love is both our highest achievement and life’s most precious gift.” He smiled.
Ivar was sitting on a chair on a platform slightly higher than you and you were looking him in the eye. Smiling ear to ear.
“Now we ask the Gods to be present in this union as we give them this sacrifice.” Ragnar looked on as someone brought forward a goat.
Ragnar went to his knees and held the goat at its neck. A bowl was placed under the goat. As Ragnar slit it’s throat, its warm blood pooling into the bowl. As the goat fell it was carried away. Ragnar placed the bowl on the horgr and dipped the hlaut-teinn into the blood. As he threw the blood onto you and the crowd he announced-
“This sacrifice is for Thor, son of Odin, God of thunder and guardian of my blessing! May you watch over this union and grant them your strength.” Ragnar walked back to you and Ivar and sprayed you both with the blood. He dipped his finger into the bowl and pressed it onto your forehead wiping blood down to your chin. Doing the same for Ivar, your soon to be husband smiled.