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Adsullata of the good waters, the sparkling springs
that roil and seethe, the river that feeds on mountain snow,
goddess bright, fair as the noonday sun, awesome
and terrible, crowned with life and fire, I praise you.
Lady of the river-vale, mistress of lands
embattled and torn, yours are the passions of men,
the wrath and the desire, yours is the beauty
that compels the eye, yours the flame that warms the earth.
Adsullata, bountiful and kind, provider
of plenty, healer of the sick, mender
of the broken, radiant one, granter of blessings
great and small, I call to you, I honor your name.

I call to Salacea of the slender bough,
lady of the willow, lady of waters
clear and blue, fresh and sweet. Well-crowned goddess,
fair and good, friend of the lovely river-maids,
your temple once stood by the green riverside,
where you and your company received due offering;
yours is the bower of wood slim and supple,
yours is the lily of the pond. We know you
in the warm spring rains, the tears we shed in joy
or sorrow, we know you in the tales long told
of stalking trees and spirit groves. Salacea,
I praise your nature and your name, I honor you.

Burorina, kind of heart and open of hand,
whose grace and goodness endure, I tell of your glory.
Giver of gifts, taker of vows and offerings,
you keep your promises, O true and trusty goddess,
you answer the prayers of those who call, you hear the cries
of the faithful. Long ago were you well honored,
cherished and revered, long ago your might was known,
your name carved into stone; today the stone
is weathered, your name long lost to time, yet still
the sea speaks in your voice, the city holds your spirit
and your strength, still your care and constancy abide.
Burorina, bountiful goddess, accept my praise.

Gracious Sibulca, fair maid who sits on the bank
of the Rhine, who watched as cities rose and fell,
as armies took and lost the land, as kings and chieftains
shook their shields and soldiers shed their blood; always
were you the shelter and the shield of those who called
your name in prayer, always you sustained the earth
and those who worked it, always you provided
sustenance and solace to those who turned to you
in times of desolation and despair. Sibulca,
yours are the lowlands, the fertile plain, yours the boon
of a gentle clime, a people diligent and wise.
Sibulca, I praise your name and honor your might.

I call to Ianuaria of the sun-bright smile
and the wavy hair, joyous and fearless, eager
and sure, lady of new beginnings, goddess
of new hope, with eyes wide open you take up the day,
you greet each dawn with expectation, each setting sun
with satisfaction. Good Ianuaria,
gentle of countenance, pleasing of voice, music
is your language, free of words yet flawless in discourse,
pure in meaning, abundant in feeling; by turns
you soothe the spirit and rouse the senses. Goddess
who plays upon the pipes, lady of the springs,
I offer you my words of praise, I honor your name.

I call to Divona of waters cold and clear,
bright and noble goddess, your goodness and grace
hailed by poet and bard, held close, held dear by those
who lived upon your lands. Yours is the curve
of the riverway, a realm well bounded, long sought
by kings and soldiers, long torn by ambition
and need; yours is the wellspring, the might from which
the lives of men and women draw. O holy one,
eternal goddess, we know you in the song
of water on stone, in the ripple that gathers
sense and strength beyond its impulse. Divona,
great and glorious goddess, I praise and honor you.

Bold-hearted Andarta of the rough country,
who watched as the earth was torn by ice and stone,
who looked upon the broken land and called it good
and took it for her own: goddess, I call to you.
Bear-maiden, bringer of victory, wielder
of spear and shield, yours is the art of battle,
yours the art of the hunt; great and mighty goddess,
lady of the mountains, lady of the storms,
fearsome and frolicsome, yours are the constant
and the headstrong, the sturdy and the staunch,
yours are those who endure, who fall and rise again.
Steadfast Andarta, I praise and honor you.

I offer my words to fair Melusine, lady
of waters deep and sweet, of river and fountain
and fall, lady of the lost isle, lady of wrath,
I laud you in all your guises, give praise to you
in all your might, O lady of marvels rare and true.
Loyal you have been, vengeful you have been, of all
the pains of the heart you know so very well.
Melusine of many tales, your song compels
the rhymer and the bard; you call with a tender,
brutal sound, you shine like a knife in the firelight.
Lady in white, lady of the fae, Melusine
of lake and heath, of high lands and low, I honor you.

I call to Hellivesa, once great of renown,
Hellivesa of the river fair, lovely one
whose gift it is to make the bitter into sweet,
to smooth the broken stone. Time is your ally,
O bright-eyed one, for what is gone again arises,
what is worn comes forth anew. We know you, goddess,
as we step into the scalding spring, as we stand
upon the shore, the wet sands sucking at our feet.
To Hellivesa of the winding waters,
companion of gracious Aueha, I offer
my praise, I offer my thanks for your blessing
of patience and peace of mind; I honor your might.

I call to Aueha of the clear waters,
a shiver under the sun, a ripple over stone;
yours is the land of the many villages,
each small center the soul of passing life and time,
each an heir to your blessing, a round of your song,
a detail of your design. Yours are the inland seas,
the shadowy woods and the beasts that roam within;
yours are the ancient names, the bones within the ground.
Aueha, you hold the old in hand–of memories
fond and fierce you know much, and you keep ever close
what has been–yet you see worth as well in the new.
O goddess steadfast and supple, I honor 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.)
Hearth and Field at Wordpress
Hearth and Field at Tumblr
My prayers to the heathen gods.

Tags

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