Mjöllnir Blessing

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Champion of Asgard
Warder of Misgard
Giant bane & friend of men

Imbue this Mjöllnir
with your noble virtues
so all know by this token
it is ever my work to be

strong & courageous
honest & honorable
self-reliant & industrious
disciplined & fidelitous
& ever hospitable.

Ward all those I pledge my troth:
my love, my kin, my kindred.
Grant me the strength to act
as you would in my place.

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4 thoughts on “Mjöllnir Blessing

  1. My current favorite hammer is a custom made Volund’s hammer. Nicely fitting as both a Mule-near and a smithy tool. I’m an engineer so the merge is well customized to myself.

    Nice work!

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  2. I am trying to figure out what precisely constitutes a Devotional Heathen (Pagan), but the fact that this is taped to my mantel altar and spoken every morning as I don my Mjollnir means–I *think*–I am not a Devotional Heathen.

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  3. What does devotion even mean? I have no good answer.

    There is no need to think our deities exist to offer devotion. I recite the Pledge of Allegiance at every lodge meeting and I don’t think USA is a person.

    There is no need to submit to offer devotion. I have watched Catholics pray to statues of saints show more submission to a statue than I can conceive of showing to the idea of Thor, yet walking with Thor I’m clearly devout.

    Somehow the votive is about the practice not about the idea behind the practice.

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    1. Perhaps it is my Catholic upbringing, but I believe I grasp the concept of the devotional, that through repeated ritual however simple, in that moment of intent stillness, is a space into which the god or goddess can enter into and which you cohabit with them if only for a moment.

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