Happy Belated Mother’s Day

Our mothers are sacred. This our ancestors knew.
After all, the mightiest of our dead are our Disir.
A blessing on all our mothers living and dead.
May those who loved fiercely and well be honored.

May those who struggled and harmed their children,
find healing, in life or amongst their own ancestors – not every mother
knows how to mother. May there be healing of all concerned and reparation.
Most of all, may their children set down the weight of pain that should never, ever
have been theirs to bear. Let there be liberation.

A blessing on those mothers who did their best, even if they faltered or erred.
A blessing on those who sacrificed their dreams having no other choice –
may our daughters and granddaughters have more choices not less
in their families and under the law. Hear us, all you generations of women
locked in worlds you may never have willingly chosen, had you been given the choice.
Hear us and fight for us, as only the dead know how to fight.

A blessing on those moms who struggled, who worked hard, who loved fiercely.
A blessing on those moms who never gave birth, but who stepped in, stepped up,
became mothers and loved as ferociously as lions.
A blessing on those moms who had no husband or partner to help them – for whatever reason.
A blessing on those moms whose children died, whether through miscarriage, illness, accident,
or any other sadness.
A blessing on those moms who endured, who continue to endure
and a special blessing on Ukrainian mothers and all mothers facing the horrors of war.

I ask blessings from the hands of our ancestors, and I ask blessings from the hands of our Divine Mothers: Frigga, Freya, Sigyn, Sif, Sunna, Nerthus, Loki, et Al. May Your divine blessings flow on to mothers (and fathers too) and into each of our families, whatever they may look like, that love may flourish and their strength be sustained.

About ganglerisgrove

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 wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on May 9, 2022, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I am so moved after reading this prayer in honor of Mothers. My mom, Marion, fits into those scenarios mentioned: the loss of a spouse, working to make sure all 5 of us were fed and clothed. She was as fierce as a lioness, yet troubled too by the seemingly impossible task life handed her.
    Thank you for this p.rayer, which I will keep and pray often.

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