Thanks to Global Secular Humanist Movement
(meme by Jason Erich Luhavalja)
HAIL TO THE ANCESTORS!
With the help of the ancient Holy Powers of our people, we will continue and grow until Ragnarök (Fate of the Gods).
Hail the Æsir and Vanir!
Hail those of our Folk who have passed on before us!
Hail our living Folk, who are witnessing this Great Awakening and returning to the Ancient Faith of Northern Europe!
Hail those of our Folk who are yet unborn!
The Poetic Edda is a collection of poems and mysticism that were important to the ancient Nordic people. An unknown Icelander in the 12th or 13th century gathered this treasure trove together. Vǫluspá begins the manuscript.
The word “Vǫluspá” means Prophecy of the Völva (Seeress). Odin has summoned this ancient Seeress from her grave to appear before an assembly of the other Gods and Goddesses.
To legitimize herself she recounts how the cosmos was created.
1. “Hear me, all ye hallowed beings,
both high and low of Heimdall’s children:
thou wilt, Valfather (Alfather – Odin) that I will set forth
the fates of the world which as first I recall.
2. I call to mind the kin of etins (giants)
which long ago did give me life.
Nine worlds I know, the nine abodes
of the glorious world-tree the ground beneath.
3. In earliest times did Ymir (the giant from whose body Earth was created) live:
was nor sea nor land nor salty waves,
neither earth was there nor upper heaven,
but a gaping nothing, and green things nowhere.
4. Was the land then lifted aloft by Bur’s sons (Odin, and his two brothers, Vili and Vé)
who made Mithgarth (the Earth) the matchless earth;
shone from the south the sun on dry land,
on the ground then grew the greensward soft.
5. From the south the sun, by the side of the moon,
heaved his right hand over heaven’s rim;
the sun knew not what seat he had,
the stars knew not what stead they held,
the moon knew not what might she had.”
Lee M Hollander trans
This was on my wall at Facebook and I just had to share it. I really feel the Power and Majesty. The Lord of lords, the King of kings, the God Maker, the Most High, the Allfather, walking among us on Midgard (our world, the Earth). Here depicted with His two wolves, Geri and Freki (Old Norse, both meaning “the ravenous” or “greedy one”) and His two ravens, Huginn (from Old Norse “thought”) and Muninn (Old Norse “memory” or “mind”).
This really touched my heart!