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Ragnar´s Armor

Today I put on
a terrible strength,
I call the Gods of heaven and earth.

Today I put on
the strength of Thor,
the wisdom of Odin
and the might of Tyr.

Today I put on
the protection of Disir,
and Alfs and Ancestors,
and knowledge of dwarfs.

Today I put on
the power of heaven,
the light of the sun,
the splendour of moon,
the blaze of the fire,
the fierceness of lightning,
the swiftness of wind,
the depth of the sea,
the firmness of earth
and the hardness of rock.

Today I put on
the power of Aesir,
the strength of the Vanir,

The Gods before me,
the Gods behind me,
the Gods beside me,

the Gods beneath me,
the Gods above me,
the Gods within me,

the Gods where I stand,
the Gods where I sit,
the Gods where I walk.

Today I put on
a terrible strength,
I call the Gods of heaven and earth,
the power of Aesir,
the might of the Vanir,
the wisdom of Odin
and the strength of Thor.

© 2006 Michaela Macha

License: This poem may be freely distributed, provided it remains
unchanged, including the copyright notice and this License:

This work by Michaela Macha (www.odins-gift.com) is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs License.

Adapted from "St. Patrick´s Breastplate", possibly 8th century.