Submission to Nerthus Agon

For Nerthus
by Susan Epstein

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.


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Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at

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