Sunday, March 30, 2014

Odin's Day

Calendar of the Sun

Blot to Odin All-Father

Edin is a God of magic, war and death.  He is the founder and an expert in rune magic and the giver of spiritual ecstasy and magical arts to the mystics and Shamans.  Odin in his capacity is any other law giving head God.  He can be found in the local town, city hall or state capitol building.  The bigger the political sway of the building, the better.  Wednesday is named after Woden, the English form of Odin.  Odin is the main God character in the 2001 novel 'American Gods' by Neil Gaiman; the character of Odin is primarily called Mr. Wednesday and the All-Father in the novel.

Color:  Dark blue
Element:  Air
Altar:  On a cloth of dark blue place a horn of mead, an evergreen branch, and a set of runes laid out in concentric circles.
Offerings:  Mead.  Do something in a leadership position, especially if it is difficult.
Daily Meal:  Bread.  Cheese.  Goat milk.  Mead.

Invocation to Odin All-Father

Hail Odin, Lord of Asgard,
Warrior and wanderer, valiant and wise,
You to whom all the gods of Asgard look,
Sky Father on the eight-legged steed,
You who traded an eye for wisdom
And ruled a turbulent realm,
Give us the wisdom to accept
The twists and turns of Fate
Even as you surrendered yourself
To the mercies of the Norns.
Protect us, All-Father,
From what harm may come to us.
Lead us through the wilderness
And bring us safely to that great hall
That you reserve only for the brave of spirit.

(Each comes forward and is purified with the evergreen branch. They choose a rune with their eyes closed  and one who is studied in such things tells them the meaning of the rune that they have selected.  Then the mead is passed around in a toast, and the rest poured out in a libation to Odin.)


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