|When partaking of food and drink
outdoors, in particular in mountains, forests, or along a shore it is proper
to make a prayer to the Earth Mother. Either before or after, whenever it
seems appropriate, go to a small bush and sprinkle a few crumbs of food
and a few drops of drink at it's base:
Earth Mother of All!
If you are about to go into a particularly dangerous or stressful situation one might be inclined to speak the words:
far-wanderer, grant me wisdom,
If one wishes to bless a departing friend, raise your right hand before him/her and speak the words:
May Odin give
you knowledge on your path,
If so inclined, upon viewing a beautiful woman, a man may touch his lips and speak:
May her blessing go with you, lovely one.
And too with a woman viewing a handsome man:
May his blessings be with you, O handsome one.
NOTE: The gods and goddesses may be changed to suit what you feel would be more appropriate for the time.
When a child of our folk is born, one would bless he/she in saying:
With his strong arm and mighty hammer,
May the good Mother Holle
Hold and comfort you,
And may all blessings be upon you,
Small and Holy one!
Before each meal of the family it is proper to speak the following prayer:
We give our greetings to thee.
Please Bless this bounty set here before us
And enjoy this good food with us
As we do enjoy it.
Hail and love to Thee.
ALL: Hail and love toThee..
To Ask For Protection against Thurses (like robbers and Dangerous Intolerant Kristjans):
Hail to The
To well-wish a friend:
In Valhalla for a full night
Before the Kristjan God
Knows that thou art dead.
livest to be a hundred and ten.
It is proper,
even when drinking a casual beer to give a salutation
such as "Hail Odin", or "Odin Bless".
Ásatrú Vanatrú - Brazil