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I call to Senuna, so good and so fair,
lady of the chalky spring, your waters steady
and pure, lady of the thick-grown wood. Senuna,
whose ancient shrine once grew a prosperous town
to which the faithful traveled long ago. Senuna,
your name once lost to man, a thousand-year and more.
In times gone by you received such offerings–
shining coins of silver and gold, rings and chains
of delicate grace, jewels and adornments
that glitter and gleam–all given you by those
who knew your blessings. Senuna, goddess returned,
I praise you with words of reverence and awe.

Excellent Brigantia, goddess on high,
kind one, strong-minded one, whose lands spread far and wide,
whose temples are long fallen into the deep earth,
whose name yet endures, whose hand yet works upon the world.
Many were the tribes of old that placed their faith
in you, O goddess; your might a refuge to the weak,
your touch a salve to the ailing and afflicted,
your blessing sought by those in need, your favor
granted freely to good and honest folk.
Brigantia, mistress of the peak and the moor,
mistress of the river flow, the crest and the crown
are yours; I call to you, goddess, with words of praise.

I call to Belisama, lady of light,
lady of fire, of the swift-rushing river
and the depths of the tranquil lake. Belisama,
when the sun is high and the days are long,
when stone and sod are warm against our feet,
we feel your might. Belisama of the grove,
once well known in Britain’s green and flourishing hills
and in the ancient lands of Gaul, Belisama
of the temple and the wildwood, honored
when the sun is strong, recalled with love and longing
when the winter winds bluster and howl, O goddess,
Belisama, summer-bright, I offer you my praise.

I call to Sulis of the good land, of gentle hills
and apple trees, whose kindness is constant,
whose hand we see in budding branches and rich harvests.
Sulis of the fair green vale, Sulis of the springs,
long has your name been spoken by those in need,
long have men and women sought your blessings,
long have you granted the gift of health and wholeness
to those who entered your temple, to those who bathed
in your healing waters, to those who prayed for respite
or remedy. Gracious mother of Somerset,
mender of ills, righter of wrongs, foe of the thief
and the villain, Sulis, I offer words of praise.

Belenos of the bright-lit sky, shining forth
between the clouds, I praise your presence and your name.
From the blue southern seas to the snow-tipped Alps
to the storied isles of Britain, well-known you were
to those who walked the green sod of Gaul. Belenos,
shining one, your shrines stood strong across the land;
many were the gifts given you by the faithful
and the thankful, pretty things carved in oak and stone,
sweet fruit and cakes; many were the blessings granted
to the ailing and the desperate. Kind-hearted one,
protector against plague, god of merry May,
I offer you all honor and reverence.

Far-faring Epona whose goodness and grace
are well known, whose name was called out in prayer
across the broad lands of the old world, Epona
of Gaul and of Rome, Epona of the mare
and the foal, goddess enthroned, I pray to you.
Epona, goddess wreathed in roses, bearer
of fruit and golden grain, granter of blessings
needful and dear: by your might, O Epona,
wild horses grow gentle, barren fields become green,
famine and drought submit to your will. Epona,
goddess whose honor and renown yet grows,
I offer you my praise and my devotion.

Shining Andraste, great of glory, great of name,
most noble of goddesses, in you did the mighty
place their faith of old. Andraste of the Iceni,
in desperate times did bright-haired Boudicca
call on you, and neither she nor you will ever
be forgotten. Andraste of the blood-stained field,
swift-riding goddess of honor and strife,
invincible mistress of contest and conflict,
friend of all those who struggle for the right,
I call to you. Andraste, you know that in this life
victory goes oft not to the good but to the strong,
and yet such a battle is well worth the fighting.

Excellent Nodens, master of the shining sea,
rider of tide and bore, who stands upon green hills,
whose will it is that tribe and village flourish,
fortunate are those you favor, fruitful their fields,
gainful their efforts, successful their battles;
their families thrive, their larders fill, all by your might
and goodness. We see your hand in all the games
in which we hold a stake–in combat and commerce,
in hunting and healing, O Nodens the catcher,
who brings food to the table, who wards against all ill.
Nodens of ancient name, friend of those who live
in a hard world, I call to you, I ask your blessing.

Ancasta of the rushing river, Ancasta
of the fair white feet, laughing you leap from stone
to slippery stone, each step a dance of grace and ease.
Carefree one, unwavering one, we hear your voice
in the music of the rapids, we find your gifts
in the taste of good sweet water on our tongues,
in the silvery glint of salmon and trout
among the rocks and mosses. Your might was great
in days long past, your kindness and your bounty;
your name was carved with grateful hands by one who knew
your blessing, who prayed to you with love and faith.
Ancasta, goddess, ancient one, I honor you now.

Teutates of the far-flung clans, Teutates
of the people, great one who holds together
those who are bound by blood, by name, by those
who have gone before us and those yet to walk
upon the earth, I call to you with the voice
of my mothers, my fathers, my kin of years long gone;
I call to you with the voice of those who held you dear,
O god who knows each new babe born, who knows each
from their first sharp breath ’til the last beat of their heart.
Mender of fences, builder of bridges, you find
the lost and bring them home again; Teutates,
shelter of the family, shield of the tribe, I praise you.

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.)
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My prayers to the heathen gods.

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