In October 2012, I had the privilege to lead a Winternights celebration for the Coyote Willow Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans. While CUUPs welcomes the participation of persons from all religious backgrounds, it seems that the majority of the participants practice different kinds of Wiccan-influenced eclectic Pagan tradition. Creating a ritual that was accessible to those participating while remaining true to my own form of Heathenry was an entertaining exercise. Continue reading
Donar, God of the Garðs, Guard this stead for Winternights.
Heimdall, sounder of the Horn, Hold us ever in your sight. Continue reading
Blot horn blasts thrice, that the participants
may gather. Continue reading
Heimdal, bright holder of the Horn,
Hear our worthy words!
Donar, Mighty warder of the garðs,
Guard this stead foir holy works! Continue reading
1. Warding and Gathering
<Blot horn blasts thrice>
We hail you Heimdall, heaven-bright warder –
See us in safety, as sacrifice we hold,
Donar, Goat-driver, god of the Garths,
hallow this place, and hold it in might all-holy. Continue reading