To Rigani, wise of spirit, noble of heart,
I offer my praise. Gentle goddess, great queen
whose feet are rooted in the sovereign earth,
whose hands reach out into the dark, among the stars,
yours is the heart of fire, the temple amid
the wisps, yours the lands above the fragile shell,
above the living stone. Beautiful Rigani,
gracious and good, you are the glory of the night,
the secret of existence, you are the blossom
and the bloom, the scent before the storm. Rigani
who stands between order and chaos, who rules
each realm, I call your name, I honor your works.

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I call to Allitio of the borderland,
lord of the skillful hand, lord of the cauldron
dark and deep, companion of the soldier and the smith;
you are as well acquainted with the forge
as with the battlefield, O god who knows the craftsman
and the tool, the weapon and the warrior,
O god who knows the killer and the kill and all
that follows, as the end follows the beginning,
as the leaf falls from the tree, inevitably.
Allitio, O friend of fate who guides us
to our final rest, who creates that which destroys,
I offer you my praise, I honor your calling.

I call to Bormana of the beautiful mists,
lady of the fortunate lands, well-bounded
by mountain and by river-flow. O goddess,
great of goodness, great of art, friend of the wounded
and the ailing, of those who call out in the night
in pain and desperation, who put their trust in you,
whether you stand alone in strength and service,
whether you unite in might with merciful Borvo,
always you are generous and free with your gifts,
always you answer the prayers of the needy
with kindness and care. Compassionate goddess,
Bormana of the gentle hand, I honor you.

Celeus of the mysteries, subtle and profound,
great god of whom we know but little, your name
lay hidden in the earth, unspoken and unheard,
as generations lived and died, as empires rose
and perished. Upon your fair fields blood was shed,
wars were waged and battles won and lost; the ground
was torn, the crops uprooted, holy groves were burned
and broken, but never did you leave your lands,
never did your secrets fade, never did
your wisdom fail. Celeus who knows much,
whose ways we find in the forest and the stone,
Celeus of ancient insight, I honor you.

Great and noble Mogetius, battle-wise,
strong beyond strong, brave beyond brave, your mettle
and your might are without peer. Mogetius
of the contested lands, you watched as men
of ambition and greed worked their subtle craft
and brought their brutal art to bear. Good Mogetius,
warder of the wall, watcher at the gate, in you
did the humble place their trust, in you did the luckless
put their faith. Friend of the soldier and the citizen,
ever do you tend the tree within the wood,
ever do you see the sorrow within
the story. Mogetius, I praise and honor you.

I call to Laha, lady of the sweet waters,
the well and the spring, the basin and the fountainhead;
you are the flow of blood, the flow of the spirit,
you are the journey begun, the current that draws
us onward, relentlessly and irresistibly.
Yours are the ancient peaks, the rivers fierce and wild,
the rapids and the waterfall, the unkind lands
that sustain our lives and nourish our existence.
Good and gracious Laha, whose tales are long gone,
whose people endure and are cherished, O goddess,
I call to you with reverence and awe,
I wonder at your glory, I honor your name.

Ialonus of the river swift and shining,
god of the meadow and the dale, of the glade
and the hidden glen, O holy god of the lands
on which we live, the lands we work and build upon,
I call to you. Yours are the rushing waters,
the briny plain, yours are the ice-carved caverns
and the reedy marsh; great-hearted Ialonus
of the beautiful country, the mild and sunny
days, friend of the artist and the artisan,
granter of wisdom and inspiration,
Ialonus, most sacred and sovereign god
who hallows our being, I praise and honor you.

I call to Contrebis of the deep green north,
O god of the stones upon the solid sod,
god of the crossing, the swift and safe road home.
Contrebis, yours is the city and the town,
the cottage small and snug, the well-tended garden,
the sow and the kine, all needful things for peace and plenty,
good fortune and good cheer. You are always with us,
Contrebis, as we live our lives, as we struggle
and toil in honest labor, as we laugh
and as we mourn. With us you welcome each new-born babe,
you share in our joy and our sorrow; ever heedful
ever here, Contrebis, I praise and honor you.

Mighty Graius, great of stature, great of strength,
stout and stalwart one whose thew and sinew
are unequaled, I call to you. Cudgel-bearer,
worthy one, you wear the torc around your neck.
O noble Graius, shield of kin and kith, true
and trusty defender of your people, your goodness
and your steadfast spirit are well known, well reckoned;
to the faithful you show your kindly countenance,
a comfort and a joy; to those who would oppose
your tribe, you are as awesome and as terrible
as any beast, your wrath will fall on any foe.
Graius, I praise your name and honor your valor.

I call to Nassania of the flowing waters,
lady of the freshwater sea, ever restless,
never still, goddess who renews herself
each moment, who stirs the silt with every swirl.
Nassania, goddess supple and persistent,
mistress of a land of many voices, many tongues,
you know the beauty in asymmetry; you know
the sweetest harmony comes from diversity;
you know the time for battle, you know the time
to yield. Nassania, lady of the fountain,
lady of uncertainty, you who grant the gift
of change, goddess, I praise you and honor your might.

Where to find me

In a likely-hopeless effort to organize my thoughts, I have multiple blogs so I can connect with as many folks as I can.
Hearthstone at Livejournal
Hearthstone at Dreamwidth
My general-purpose catchall online journal.
Underflow at Wordpress
Underflow at Tumblr
My prayers to the Greek gods.
Fieldstones at Wordpress
Fieldstones at Tumblr
My prayers to the insular and continental Celtic gods. (You are here.)
Hearth and Field at Wordpress
Hearth and Field at Tumblr
My prayers to the heathen gods.

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