Ten years ago this year, I began celebrating Loki specifically in the month of July. It’s not that there aren’t other feast days for Him during the year, but July for a number of reasons, including the rising of the dog star Sirius, which is associated with Him, is a very potent month for His veneration.
For awhile, a number of years actually, I would write a prayer for Loki every day from July 1-31, and I believe I was the first to make this commitment, but the last couple of years I haven’t done that. Instead, I’ve made offerings to Him and done my household devotions and gotten about my devotional life. Today, a friend reminded me that I’d started the July practice in 2012 – maybe even earlier. I’ve honored and loved Loki so long it seems like decades and decades -- and I thought maybe it was time to do this practice again.
So here goes.
For Loki on July 1
Slyest and most cunning of Gods,
Laevisi Loki, Protector of our House,
I hail You on this day,
when the heat batters down upon us,
and auguries of birds whisper tales of
Your clever might.
better than any other God
at stirring up trouble,
getting the necessary things accomplished,
and shattering the walls we set around ourselves,
I pray to You that our thought-worlds may never be small.
May our devotion rage like a wildfire through all the many halls
and hazy turnings of the world we have created for ourselves,
until there is nowhere within our lives You have not been.
God of fire and transformation, open us up via Your grace
to all the glories the Gods have made.
Let us exalt and celebrate all that is Holy
and when we are confronted by evil,
may it be Your maegen we call upon
to see us through.
Hail to You, Loki, best-loved and ever honored
as every God should be, now and forever.
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.