Monday, May 23, 2016


Freyr (Yngvi-Freyr, Ingwaz, Fröj), of the Vanir: His name means “Lord,” and he is the lord of prosperity, eroticism, peace, and physical well-being, and his weapon is a magic sword and he has a magic ship that sails unguided to its destination.  Freyr is described as being very handsome, powerful, merciful and kind, and is called the "God of the World".  As a fertility God of love and pleasure, Freyr was often depicted with an enlarged phallus.  He has a chapter in the book, 'Who are your Divine Friends?', in Lulu Publishing. 

Like the Celtic God Cernunnos, he is the horned God of fertility and King of the Elves.  He is married to Gerd and is father to Fjolnir.  He rides the shining dwarf-made boar Gullinbursti and possesses the ship Skidbladnir, which always has a favorable breeze and can be folded together and carried in a pouch when it is not being used.  He rules over Alfheim, the land of the Light Elves.  Freyr and Freya are the archetypal Lord & Lady of Wicca/Witchcraft.

Landvaettir is Old Norse for Guardian Earth Sprites.  They were all the beings who guard certain places, those who are bound to rocks, streams, or trees, and the lesser nature spirits in general.  The Landvaettir was connected with issues of fertility that Vanir Gods like Freyr and Freya, as well as Njord, were intimately connected with as well.  It is possible that the Landvaettir are a kind of elf that is connected to particular object or area of land.



Altar: upon cloth set a sheaf of grain, a golden cup of mead, a plate of bread and honey, the figure of a carved phallus, the figure of a boar, and an empty sheath

Color: gold, green, red

Day: Friday

Incense: mint, rose, sandalwood

Offerings: mead, those who partake in sex magic should do so in his honor

Plant: ash, holly, ivy, mountain ash, nuts & cones, St. Johnswort, yew

Pronunciation: 'Fray-er' (Freyr)

Rulership: rain, sunshine, harvest, horses, joy, love, ships, success, wealth, weather

Runes: Ansuz, Ingwaz, Jera, Raidho, Sowilo

Stone: brass, bronze, gold, goldstone, rose quartz

Symbol: boar, Sun, sword, phallus, Earth


Prayer to Frey, God of the Body

Frey, God of the body as well as of the soul,
teach me to become better friends with my body.
Often I ignore it, or do not fulfill its needs properly.
Yes, sometimes I am angry at it for hampering me.
Then I forget that without a body, I would not be here at all.
I would not have breath to say this prayer to you.
I would not be able to enjoy food, or drink,
and all the other gifts of the earth that my senses enjoy.
You provide me everything my body needs to survive,
and with more good things that make life worth living.
Remind me to take as good care of my body as of my spirit,
each in its own measure and according to its needs.

~ Michaela Macha


In The Garden of Frey (Song Version)

In the garden of Frey, I will stay, stay,
In the garden of Frey I will rest.
In the garden of Frey on the meadow I´ll play,
Where each flower and blossom is blessed.

In the garden of Frey I will dance, dance,
In the garden where laughter holds sway.
In his garden today with the Lady of May
I will dance all my sorrows away.

In the garden of Frey I will sing, sing,
Oh so many a lighthearted lay.
To the music of spring our voices shall ring
For forever, a night and a day.

In the garden of Frey I will sleep, sleep,
On a bed of roses I´m lain.
When the music is gone and the dancing is done,
I shall dream of his arms once again.

In the garden of Frey, I will stay, stay,
In the garden of Frey I will rest.
In the garden of Frey on the meadow I´ll play,
Where each flower and blossom is blessed.

~ Lyrics: Larisa C Hunter, Michaela Macha


Lifted Horns

Flowers nod and barley sway
Wind is warm and life is good.
Our horns we lift to Ingvi-Frey.

The sweet sap rises day by day
Releasing us from wintry cold
Flowers nod and barley sways.

Within the green and lovely Ve
We offer praise as heathens should;
Our horns we lift to Ingvi-Frey.

The fecund earth our delight, our play
Sweet frolic through these ancient woods
So flowers nod, and barley sway.

Love may come, joy may stay
If close together we whispering stood
And my horn lifted to Ingvi-Frey.

So come away, wild one, come away
In mossy groves we frolic could
While flowers nod and barley sways
And horns we lift to Ingvi-Frey.

~ Boar's Heart 2003


Morning Song for Frey

In hazy dawning of a gilded morning
drowsy bees waken with the hovering day
rowans redden with their brightening berries
land's Lord sings love his honeyed lay

In wind-whipped dawning of a crimson morning
stags, in their rutting, bell to seek their hinds;
the wide moor walking, potent land's Lord now
shakes broad antlers, power's roots to find

In frosty dawning of a clear white morning
straight-flying merlin claims her new-found nest:
small folks dreaming hear the god's firm paces,
passing footsteps of the land's Lord's quest

In the moist dawning of a greening morning
people join hands greeting Lord of land
warming in song, earth and rock awaken;
swelling in buds the birch trees stand

In the blythe dawning of a summer morning
silvered stones shine on heather moor-side
whole, the moorland will call the chorus
as land's Lord, blessed, meets his white-armed bride

~ Jenny Blain, 2004


A Daily Prayer

In Your name, Ingui,
I ask for Your blessings and bounty:

May I have wealth enough to provide my needs, goods and gear,
and some enjoyment in this life.
May I know that wealth is a tool, and to be used wisely.
May I have health in my body, strength to work,
may I also have health in my mind and mood.
May those who wish me ill know to keep from me,
may I handle any possible conflicts with grace and skill.
May I choose my words carefully,
with what to speak, whom I speak to, when to speak, where,
and how everything is said.
May I go to the right places, and do the right deeds,
and may those who need me, know where to find me.

Peace and good seasons in my life.
Peace and good seasons in the lives of the ones You love.

May I know peace within myself,
and peace within my world,
that all things come in their season,
that there is beauty in the sunshine and the rain.
May Your blessings be with me, Ing-Frey,
and may my deeds this day be a blessing to You.

~ Nornoriel Vanyahildë


A Bede to Ing

Ing Frea the fruitful,
We await your wain's gold horde,
To bring forth the new birth,
Amid frith and frells (celebration).
Great one of this world,
Make the Sun shine on us,
And sprinkle wet the soil,
To bring harvest home.
Ing Frea the fruitful,
We do hail your horned antler,
Outshine the Muspill's son,
Amid frith and frells.
Ing Frea the fruitful,
With the weih (sacred) Sun wend sky's way,
Make weihholy your world,
And show winsome ways.
Ing Frea the fruitful,
We await your wain's gold horde.

~ Swain Wodening Canote


He is appealed to for fertility, grocery stores, weather, bakers, light, happiness, and wealth.  His friendship can be honored by supporting organic farming, buying clean food or by growing your food.  However, lacking his sword, Freyr will be killed by the fire jotun Surt during the events of Ragnarok. 

A part of the Swedish 12th century Skog Church Tapestry depicts three figures that has been interpreted as Odin, Thor, and Freyr - or are three kings.  The figures coincide with 11th century descriptions of statue arrangements recorded by Adam of Bremen at the Temple at Uppsala and written accounts of the Gods during the late Viking Age.  And in 1904, a Viking Age statuette identified as a depiction of Freyr was discovered on a farm in Sweden.  Like other Germanic deities, veneration of Freyr has been renewed in the modern period in Heathenry.




Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Esbat Waxing Moon 13 is the Wax Moon.  The phases of the Moon can be seen to reflect the aspects of the Triple God.  There are Esbat rituals to celebrate the Lunar changes in relation to the God and to utilize the distinctive energy that accompanies each phase.  Most Practitioners are familiar with the Esbats performed at the Full Moon, honoring the God as Warrior and Father, and at the New Moon, honoring the God as Sage and Darkness.

The waxing phase is a time for growth.  It is a time to plant; literally and symbolically. Magic done during this time culminates on the full moon.  This phase is conducive for creativity because of the high energy and clarity of vision it brings. It is also conducive for teaching.  The energy of the full moon is intense.  It is a time for sending forth intentions because of the high-powered energy that can propel them to manifest.  The larger the Moon gets, the more powerfully you will feel the Gods energy.

The Flower Moon, also known as the Planting Moon, is a time of health, love, romance and wisdom in May.  In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time.  Plan a ritual to reaffirm your goals.  It is also a great time to rekindle the romantic spark and passion in a relationship.

This is May, the time of opening, the time of blossoming.  Set up your outdoor alter and with a basket of cut flowers, walk the perimeter (deosil) of your circle, placing flowers at intervals along the floor.  When you arrive back where you started, say:

With these gifts from the Mother,
And the magic of the Sídhe,
I pass from one realm to another,
Sacred this space, I decree.

Face each direction as you speak, and then light a candle. For the Goddess and God, face the altar and recite:

I am the radiant King of the Heavens, flooding the Earth with
warmth and encouraging the hidden seed of creation to burst forth
into manifestation. I lift my shining spear to light the lives of
all beings and daily pour forth my gold upon the Earth, putting to
flight the powers of darkness.

I am master of the beasts wild and free. I run with the swift stag
and soar as a sacred falcon against the shimmering sky. The
ancient woods and wild places emanate my powers, and the birds of
the air sing of my sanctity.

I am also the last harvest, offering up grain and fruits beneath
the sickle of time so that all may be nourished. For without
planting, there can be no harvest; without winter, no spring.

Worship me as the thousand-named Sun of creation, the spirit of the
horned stag in the wild, the endless harvest. See in the yearly
cycle of festivals, my birth, death and rebirth - and know that
such is the destiny of all creation.

I am the spark of life, the radiant Sun, the giver of peace and
rest, and I send my rays of blessing to warm the hearts and
strengthen the minds of all.

Continuing on with this month's energy focus it is time to continue on with the idea of blooming and becoming something.  Sit comfortably with a blue stone.  Focus on it.  Fall into deep meditation.  What have you found this year on your Path?  What do you hope to find?  Look and listen.

Lord of All, I thank you for the gift of mystery that you bestow upon the world.

Use your usual method for grounding energy and close.  Extinguish any candles respectively.

Some people have preferences of which moon cycle they like best so experiment to find out which ones you like best.