Vincent Enlund's Blog – December 2010 Archive (14)

The Twelfth Night of Yule

Snowmoon (January) 1st

Twelfth night of Yule

Sacred to all of the Gods and Goddesses as well as the Asir and Dsir.



Frey took the kingdom after Njord, and was called drot by the Swedes, and they paid taxes to him. He was, like his father, fortunate in friends and in good seasons. Frey built a great temple at Upsal, made it his chief seat, and gave it all his taxes, his land, and goods. Then began the Upsal domains, which have remained ever since. Then began in his days the… Continue

Added by Vincent Enlund on December 31, 2010 at 8:51pm — No Comments

The Eleventh Night of Yule

Yule (Ærre-Giuli, Hrutmanudhr , Jól, Jul, Yuletide, December) 31st

Eleventh night of Yule

Sacred to Goddesses and the Valkrie.



Hail to the day,

Hail, to the sons of day.

Hail to the night,

Hail, to the daughters of night.

Look upon us with kind eyes,

And grant us courage.



Hail to the gods.

Hail to the goddesses.

Hail to the green earth

That gives to us all.

Show us good speech and wisdom,

Grant us healing hands and joy,

in… Continue

Added by Vincent Enlund on December 30, 2010 at 11:41am — No Comments

The Tenth Night of Yule

Yule (Ærre-Giuli, Hrutmanudhr , Jól, Jul, Yuletide, December) 30th

Tenth night of Yule

Sacred to Sunna and our ancestors



Hail to the day,

Hail, to the sons of day.

Hail to the night,

Hail, to the daughters of night.

Look upon us with kind eyes,

And grant us courage.



Hail to the gods.

Hail to the goddesses.

Hail to the green earth

That gives to us all.

Show us good speech and wisdom,

Grant us healing hands and joy,

in this… Continue

Added by Vincent Enlund on December 29, 2010 at 10:41am — 2 Comments

The Ninth Night of Yule

Yule (Ærre-Giuli, Hrutmanudhr , Jól, Jul, Yuletide, December) 29th

Ninth night of Yule

Sacred to Odin



"All-father, leader of the wild hunt, Har You who gained the wisdom of

the runes, Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us and bringing the

power of the runes to Midgard.

138 I wot that I hung on the wind-tossed tree all of nights nine,

wounded by spear, bespoken to Odin, bespoken myself to myself, upon that

tree of which none telleth from what… Continue

Added by Vincent Enlund on December 28, 2010 at 10:40am — No Comments

The Eighth Night of Yule

Yule (Ærre-Giuli, Hrutmanudhr , Jól, Jul, Yuletide, December) 28th

Eighth night of Yule

Sacred to Skathi and Ullr



"Hunter’s Goddess, Snowshoe Goddess, Goddess of Cold Counsel Goddess of Revenge, Loki’s Agony, Scathing Goddess Wise god-bride, Ski Goddess, dweller of the rocks

You who have helped us provide for our families in this coldest of times We honor you during this darkest and holiest time of the year

ski-god, bow-god, hunting-god and shield-god. God of Oaths,… Continue

Added by Vincent Enlund on December 27, 2010 at 11:28am — No Comments

The Seventh Night of Yule

Yule (December) 27th

Seventh night of Yule

Sacred to Thor



Friend Thor, grant me strength, and courage.

Be with me on path today.

Grant me courage and foresight.

Help me make hard choices.

Hail Thor



On this day we remember the importance of our community and how we effect it. Remember Thor as you travel for one gathering to the next and all of the traveling that we and our loved ones do this time of the year. Also remember Sif this time of Year as we sit… Continue

Added by Vincent Enlund on December 26, 2010 at 6:44pm — No Comments

The Sixth Night of Yule

Yule (December) 26th

Sixth night of Yule

Sacred to Eir and Healing



"Hail Eir! Hail the Handmaden of Frigga! Good Goddess of Speedy Healing!

“Hail to the gods! Ye goddesses, hail, And all the generous earth! Give to us wisdom and goodly speech, And healing hands, life-long. Sigrdrifumol.

Hail Eir."

– Ravencast – The Asatru Podcast



On this day take the time to keep in mind your health and the health of your loved ones. Taking care  of ourselves and those… Continue

Added by Vincent Enlund on December 26, 2010 at 6:43pm — No Comments

The Fifth Night of Yule

Yule (December) 25th

Fifth night of Yule

Sacred to Community



Within the gates ere a man shall go, Full long let him look about him;

For little he knows where a foe may lurk, And sit in the seats within.

Hail to the giver! a guest has come; Where shall the stranger sit.

Swift shall he be who with swords shall try The proof of his might to make.

Fire he needs who with frozen knees Has come from the cold without; Food

and clothes must the farer have,… Continue

Added by Vincent Enlund on December 24, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Forth Night of Yule

Yule (Ærre-Giuli, Hrutmanudhr , Jól, Jul, Yuletide, December) 24th

Fourth night of Yule

Sacred to Aegir, Niord and Freya



Sigurd, earl of Hlader, was one of the greatest men for sacrifices, and so had Hakon his father been; and Sigurd always presided on account of the king at all the festivals of sacrifice in the Throndhjem country. It was an old custom, that when there was to be sacrifice all the bondes should come to the spot where the temple stood and bring with them all that… Continue

Added by Vincent Enlund on December 23, 2010 at 12:20pm — 2 Comments

The third Day of Yule

Yule (Ærre-Giuli, Hrutmanudhr , Jól, Jul, Yuletide, December) 23rd

Third night of Yule - High Feast of Yule - Beginning of Runic Year

Sacred to Thorr and Freyr



Friend Thor, grant me strength, and courage.

Be with me on path today.

Brother Freyr, grant me good speech.

Help me make good choices.

Hail



the Winter Solstice, this is the time when the New Year is born. We honor the beginning of Sunnas return and the breaking of Winter’s spell. This is a time… Continue

Added by Vincent Enlund on December 22, 2010 at 12:03pm — No Comments

2nd Night of Yule

Yule (Ærre-Giuli, Hrutmanudhr , Jól, Jul, Yuletide, December) 22nd

Second night of Yule - The Wild Hunt

Sacred to Odin and Ullr



"Odin, All-father, Sig-Father! Leader of the Wild Hunt! Bring us wisdom and weal in this darkest of seasons.

Fjölnir, Wise One Gangleri, Wanderer Grímnir, Masked One

Jölfuðr, Yule father Jólnir, Yule figure Óski, God of Wishes

Rúnatýr, God of Runes Síðgrani, Long Beard Sigðir, Victory bringer

Leader of the Gods, Chooser of the Slain,…

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Added by Vincent Enlund on December 21, 2010 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Mothers Night (First Day of the 12 days of Yule celibrations)

Yule (Ærre-Giuli, Hrutmanudhr , Jól, Jul, Yuletide, December) 21st

First night of Yule - Mother Night

Sacred to Frigga, Fraya and the Desir



"To our mother Nerthus, to whom we live upon and on, To our mother Frigga, keep our household whole and safe, To our mother Freyja, great Dis and Valiant Van.

To our Ancestors, grand mothers and great all. The line of woman go back from Elmbla and forward until Leifthansa. Strength and courage were theirs and may it always be…

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Added by Vincent Enlund on December 20, 2010 at 12:43pm — 2 Comments

Day of Remembrance for Egil Skallagrimsson

Yule (Ærre-Giuli, Hrutmanudhr , Jól, Jul, Yuletide, December) the 9th

Day of Remembrance for Egil Skallagrimsson



Odin was his God, and the blood of berserks and shape-shifters ran in his family. His lust for gold and for fames was insatiable. Yet the same man was passionately moved by the love of his friends and generously opened handed to those who found his favor. The same brain that seethed with war-fury also composed skaldic poetry capable of calming angry kings. Can it be by… Continue

Added by Vincent Enlund on December 9, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Yule

Yule (Ærre-Giuli, Hrutmanudhr , Jól, Jul, Yuletide, December)



Many modern scholars believe that a Mid-Winter or Winter Solstice celebration has been an important part of indigenous European traditions and culture since at least 2400 BC by one name or another. Although we do not know exactly, there is much discussion among Historians and Archeologists about when the name Yule truly came to be a mainstay name. We do know that this time of the year has been commonly recognized as Yule… Continue

Added by Vincent Enlund on December 1, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments

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