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~ By Courtesy of Others ~

 

Thanksgiving

We honor the predators and the prey,
those who stalk and devour,
and those who fall and are devoured.
Hail to thee, throughout the Nine Worlds.

We honor the hunters and the game,
those who give chase and kill,
and those who flee and are slain.
Hail to thee, throughout the Nine Worlds.

We honor the fisher-folk and the fish,
those who cast nets into the seas,
and those who are caught and taken.
Hail to thee, throughout the Nine Worlds.

We honor the farmers and their crops,
those who till the earth, sow and reap,
and those who grow and are harvested.
Hail to thee, throughout the Nine Worlds.

We honor the scavengers who come last of all,
those who feed on both predator and prey
and who devour what is left behind.
Hail to thee, throughout the Nine Worlds.

Hail the swift falcons of Asgard.
Hail the sweet herbs of Ljossalfheim.
Hail the golden grain of Vanaheim.
Hail the fierce wolves of Jotunheim.
Hail the green gardens of Midgard.
Hail the boiling seas of Muspellheim.
Hail the flowing brews of Svartalfheim.
Hail the shining fishes of Niflheim.
Hail the journey’s end in Helheim.

© Elizabeth Vongvisith   (from "Be Thou My Hearth and Shield")

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

Twilight and Fire - Mysticism, devotion, and explorations of the heart.
 

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