Sigdrifa’s Prayer

Hail Day, hail sons of Day;

Hail Night and her daughters;

look upon us with favor,

and grant us victory.

Hail to the gods!  Hail to the goddesses!

Hail the all-giving Earth!

Bless us with wisdom, with an honorable tongue,

And healing hands, for the rest of our days.

There are a number of translations of Sigdrifa’s Prayer (here’s one, and another), but this is the version I learned a long time ago, and have written in my book of many things…  I’m pretty sure its not an official translation (I’ve never found it written as such), probably a telephone game version of an original translation.  But its the one I know, and its the one whose words resonate with me the most.




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Occasionally doting wife, damn proud momma of two adorable children, veteran of the United States Navy, semi-steampunk bohemian beach addict from middle America, Civil War reenactor and Victorian natural history aficionado, canoeing and kayaking and paddleboarding fanatic, Unitarian Universalist and pantheistic Pagan, devotee of various aquatic deities, and practitioner of bioregional witchery View all posts by thalassa

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