An Invocation to the Norse God Odin

Unlike some other traditions, those of us within the Northern Tradition have a scant sampling of prayer that has survived to us from antiquity. Primarily Sigdrifa’s Prayer, and occasionally a snippet of an epithet. This no doubt is the reason why I have long seen within Heathenry that newcomers yearn for examples that they can be inspired by or use within their own religious practice. Newcomers, and sometimes even those who may have been within this sphere of influence for some time, forget or don’t know that even in antiquity offerings could be quite personal and beyond the mere scope of physical goods. Words were deeply valued.

Odin is a god of many things, and here is an invocation I’ve created and I sing in devotion to him.

Ancient God of Wisdom,
Of Magic, and the Dead,
Of Warriors and Poets too,
All-Father we hail!

-Wyrd Dottir
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