Submission to the Nerthus Agon

For Nerthus
by C. Keller

Lady of the Veil,
She Who is too holy to look upon,
Terrifying in Her majesty.

You for Whom violence is abhorrent,
And for Whom peace is the price of Your visit,
I await the coming of Your chariot.

Let us rejoice in Your holy presence,
Your gifts of plenty to be celebrated,
Your tenderness of Your children a blessing.

No more the sounds of battle,
But only the soft splash of the willing supplicant,
Last breaths given gladly in Your honour.

Only death begets life spent with You,
My life force the named offering,
To behold Your wondrous face.

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Posted on April 13, 2017, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Dear Galina,

    I hope this is in a correct format. I am new to Nerthus, but this prayer was filling my head this morning, and the wind came up when I considered writing it down and submitting it, so here it is:

    I offer Thanks to the Earth for all Her ways

    During days of darkness, days of sunshine, and all the seasons of the year.

    Great Earth, to you I am a child

    You are my home and place of belonging.

    As Great Nerthus You go veiled

    A fearsome goddess, for those who see your face must die.

    I await to see your face only at the end of my life fully lived.

    Until then, I imagine your face veiled

    In the time of Spring by the verdant greens of earth

    In the time of Winter, blanketed by snow

    In the time of Autumn, colored by rich hues

    Your ears delighted by the joyful noise

    In the time of Summer by the shouting of children,

    The gladness of wind in the trees, and the cheerful talking of birds.

    Oh, Nerthus, Earth is our paradise, our home.

    You bless the fields with your fertile prayers

    Drunk on the blood of men, a replenishment of your energy.

    Grant us in these times a memory of the joy of the Great Trees,

    And the rising of human consciousness toward conscious Being.

    Thank you for the opportunity to share this.

    Sincerely,

    Susan Epstein

    Susan Hintz-Epstein susan.hintz.epstein@gmail.com

    On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 9:28 AM, Gangleri’s Grove wrote:

    > ganglerisgrove posted: “For Nerthus by C. Keller Lady of the Veil, She Who > is too holy to look upon, Terrifying in Her majesty. You for Whom violence > is abhorrent, And for Whom peace is the price of Your visit, I await the > coming of Your chariot. Let us rejoice in Your h” >

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    • ganglerisgrove

      Susan, thank you for submitting this. I will post it as a separate post so it doesn’t get lost. I’ve also edited it to remove your phone numbers! i don’t want random people calling you. lol. This is beautiful though. Hail to Nerthus.

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