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Hail Numinous Nerthus---Ye of Well and of Womb,
Đ Rhonda Turner
Birch--Referring to Berkano (Birch Goddess), the 18th rune of the Elder Futhark, which as part of its essence expresses the key words of "Earth Mother," "birth-life-death cycle," and "containment."
Breath--Referring to the breath of life, also known as Oend or Athem.
Ferth--Non-physical part of a person.
Fetch--Or the Old Norse Fylgia meaning "Follower." Usually an animal (dyrfylgia) or an entity of the opposite sex which is separate from one's self, yet linked throughout all time. As well one's Fetch is a keeper of past actions, powers and an aid in communicating with our Gods/ess.
Hugh--Intellect or mind.
Nerthus--Both the Old Norse Njordhr (often Anglicized to Njord) and Nerthus stem from the Prot-Germanic word Nerthuz. The meaning of this word is unclear, but it has been suggested that it may relate to words such as "strength," "girdle of strength," "the underworld/the North," or from the verb form "to dance."
Raidho--(Wagon)--the 5th rune of the Elder Futhark, part of its mystery encompasses the rhythmic action of ritual dance.
String-skirt--A small figure thought to be a representation of our goddess Nerthus, was found in Denmark and is believed to be from the Bronze Age. This figure is adorned with neck-ring and bracelet, wearing a small apron or skirt while kneeling within a wagon or boat. It is possible that the wool string skirt found in Denmark during the 14th century, also orginating from the Bronze Age, may have some connection to the Nerthus figure.
Ur--Prefix used to indicate original or the root.
Wih--(Ve--ON) Holy, set apart from the mundane.
"Roles of the Northern Goddess" by H.R. Davidson
"A Book of Troth" by Edred Thorsson
"Futhark" by Edred Thorsson
On-line copy of "Our Troth"--sections Chapter XVI and Word-Hoard.