Rite of Hallowing

 

 

Godi holds the ceremonial hammer and opens the circle with the traditional blessing:

In the Elhaz position standing facing North the Godi speaks:

 

Hammer to the North, hold and hallow this holy stead.

Godi faces East and speaks:

Hammer to the East, hold and hallow this holy stead.

Godi faces South and speaks:

Hammer to the South, hold and hallow this holy stead.

Godi faces West and speaks:

Hammer to the West, hold and hallow this holy stead.

Godi return to the North position and speaks:

In the name of Thor we call to the ancient Gods and Goddesses – all.  May this Hammer, symbol of Mjolnir and symbol of Thor, reaffirm the abundant strength and power of our Gods and of our people.  I consecrate this place of community and frith, banishing from it all impure influences.  May our minds in this consecrated place likewise be sanctified, as is our will to the just services of Odin, ancient god of our people.  As Heimdall guards the Bifrost, may this place be warded against all forces unharmonious to our purpose here this day.   Wights of the land, wherever we may be, give us your blessing.

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