A Heathen's Breastplate I arise today Heir to the strength of Asgard; Light of the sun, Splendor of fire, Swiftness of wind, Depth of the sea, Stability of earth, Firmness of rock. I arise today with mine own strength to pilot me; Thor's might to uphold me, Frigga's wisdom to guide me, Odin's hand to guard me, Heimdall's watch to shield me, Freya's love to bless me. Afar and anear, Alone or in a multitude. The ancestors are with me, before me, behind me, on my right, on my left. As sure as The Earth beneath me, The Sky above me, The Holy Powers within me. I arise today Rooted in the mighty traditions of my past. And I walk Midgard, Sending forth the blessings of this day's deeds to generations yet unborn. copyright 2008, BSW
Monday, March 17, 2008
A New Breastplate
The Lorica (or Breastplate) is a prayer written in Irish and Latin that is often attributed to Saint Patrick. There are many variations of it (one can be found here), but I have decided to rewrite it in "honor" of the old saint who is said to have driven out the pagans. Now it has a nice Heathen slant...