Norse Prayers: To Honour the Gods

Honouring through prayer to the Gods and Goddesses is a basic principle when working with any Deities in any spirituality, it is really simple to do and requires nothing more than your belief and dedication, part of the work however is making these prayers your own, and so writing your own prayers is an essential part of working with them. Below are my Prayers that I wrote and have used a lot, the idea being you can take these and adapt them to your own words making the dedication a personal journey for yourself and whichever deity you work with.

ODIN

Hail Alfathir

Hail Grimnir

Hail Gangleri

Lord of the Einherjar

God of Wisdom and Poetry and Battle

Son of Borr and of Bestla

You who resides in Valhalla

You who is the wisest of the 9 realms

And gave to us the Runes

Wielding the mighty Gungnir in our defence

I honour you

Hail Odin

HEIMDALLR

Hail Heimdallr

Hail Gullintani

Watcher of the 9 realms

God of Light

Son of Aegir’s Dottir

You who resides in Hjiminbjorg

Protector of the Bifrost

Watchmen of the Aesir

You who wields Hofund

I honour you

Hail Heimdallr

BALDR

Hail Baldr

Beautiful and Brave

Fairest of speakers

God of Joy and Light

Son of Odin and of Frigg

You who resides within Breidablik

Loved by all

Fair speaking and wise

I honour you

Hail Baldr

NJORDR

Hail Njordr

Lord of the Vanir

Calmer of seas

God of the Seas and Commerce

You who resides within Noatun

Richest of Gods and Tamer of winds

Defender of sailors

I honour you

Hail Njordr

BRAGI

Hail Bragi

Rune Toungue

Skald of the Aesir

God of Poetry

Son of Odin and of Gunnlothr

You who resides in Asgardr

Friend of all 9 realms

Wielding your harp of gold

I honour you

Hail Bragi

VALI

Hail Vali

Vengeance

God of Revenge

Son of Odin and of Rindr

You who resides in Asgardr

Flame eyed

Avenger of Baldr

Wielder of the Bow

I honour you

Hail Vali

MAGNI

Hail Magni

God of Brute Strength

Son of Thor and of Jarnsaxa

You who resides in Bilskirnir

Hrungnirs Bane

Rider of Gullfaxi

Wielder of Mjolnir

I honour you

Hail Magni

BORR

Hail Borr

The Creator

God of Creation

Son of Buri

You who resides in the Cosmos

Creator of the Cosmos

Son of the First

I honour you

Hail Borr

ODR

Hail Odr

God of Summer

You who resides on Vanaheimr

Traveller of the 9 realms

I honour you

Hail Odr

THOR

Hail Thor

Protector of Midgardr

God of Thunder and Strength

Son of Odin and Jord

You who resides in Bilskirnir

You defender of mankind

Protector of farmers

Slayer of Jotuns and Trolls

You who wields the mighty Mjolnir

I honour you

Hail Thor

LOKI

Hail Loki

Wielder of cunning

God of Mischief

Son of Farbauti and Laufey

You who resides within Asgardr

Father of Jormungandr

Father of Fenrir

Father of Hel

You who wields schemes and plans

I honour you

Hail Loki

TYR

Hail Tyr

The Trustworthy

God of War and Justice

Son of Hymir and Hrothr

You who resides within Asgardr

Battle God of the 9 realms

Bringer of Victory

I honour you

Hail Tyr

FREYR

Hail Freyr

Lord of the Ljosalf

God of Peace and Fertility

Son of Njordr and of Nerthus

You who resides within Asgardr

And in Ljosalfheimr

Lover of Gerdr

Slayer of Beli

Rider of Gullinbursti

I honour you

Hail Freyr

FORSETI

Hail Forseti

Lord of the Just

God of Law and Justice

Son of Baldr and of Nanna

You who resides within Glitnir

Judge of Disputes

You who wields the Golden axe

I honour you

Hail Forseti

ULLR

Hail Ullr

Friend of Winter

God of Hunting and of Archery

Son of Egill and of Sif

You who resides within Ydalir

Lord of the Wild hunt

Unbeatable archer

I honour you

Hail Ullr

DAGR

Hail Dagr

Day bringer

God of the Daytime

Son of Dellingr and of Nott

You who resides in the skies

Rider of Skinfaxi

Bringer of days

I honour you

Hail Dagr

MANI

Hail Mani

Raven haired

God of the moon

Son of Mundilfari

You who resides in the skies

Bringer of the moon

Teller of time

I honour you

Hail Mani

VILI

Hail Vili

Ymir’s Slayer

God of Motivation

Son of Borr and of Bestla

You who resides in the 9 realms

Creator of the Cosmos

Creator of Man

I honour you

Hail Vili

VE

Hail Ve

Ymirs Slayer

God of Creation

Son of Borr and of Bestla

You who resides in the 9 realms

Creator of the Cosmos

Creator of Man

I honour you

Hail Ve

VIDARR

Hail Vidarr

Strong and Silent

God of Vengeance

Son of Odin and Gridr

You who resides in Asgardr

Fenrir’s Bane

I honour you

Hail Vidarr

MODI

Hail Modi

Berserker of the Aesir

God of Battle Wrath

Son of Thor and of Jarnsaxa

You who resides in Bilskirnir

Protector of Berserkers

Wielder of the mighty Mjolnir

I honour you

Hail Modi

HOENIR

Hail Hoenir

Diviner of the Aesir

The Handsome

God of Silence and Divination

You who resides in Vanaheimr

Friend of Mimir

I honour you

Hail Hoenir

MELLI

Hail Melli

Mile Stepper

God of Journeys and Travel

Son of Thor and of Jord

You who resides in Asgardr

Defender of Travellers

I honour you

Hail Melli

DELINGR

Hail Delingr

Bringer of dawn

God of Dawn and Hope

You who resides in the skies

The Shining one

I honour you

Hail Delingr

HODR

Hail Hodr

The Blind God

God of Darkness and Winter

Son of Odin and of Frigg

You who resides in Asgardr

Forever in Darkness

I honour you

Hail Hodr

KVASIR

Hail Kvasir

God of Inspiration and Wisdom

Son of the Aesir and of the Vanir

You who dwells in the 9 realms

Wise and true

Wielder of knowledge

I honour you

Hail Kvasir