Tuesday, August 22, 2017
 

Winter Full Moon Bede

Hear, I tell men | to honor the gods

the far famed ones | favor to good men

high holy powers | our people’s providence

 

I pray the One-Eyed god | hail the Gallows-Burden

Father of Hosts | God of the Hanged

words I give | for Raven god’s weal

 

Hail heaven’s warder | holy hammer wielder

fare forth swiftly | friend of men

great in battle | the bane of giants

 

Hear, I bid | battle-bold Ing

boar-rider | folk-leader

give wealth | and fertile seasons

 

I pray the One-handed god | leavings of the wolf

proud faith-keeper | prince of temples

mighty glory-god | guide us well

 

A gift for a gift | good folk true

wealth for men | honor for gods

memory for the dead | and weleful wights

 

I wield words for | world’s mighty warders

sharing hall joys | just in giving

fair fame | kindly words

 

Praise and wisdom | we seek in life

Happiness and health | for kith and kin

right action | wide wealth