Patreon Song/Poem/Prayer 10 -For Týr

If you want to submit a request for a prayer, poem, or song to be written to you privately or to be posted on this blog or my Patreon for a God, Ancestor, or spirit, sign up for the Ansuz and above level here on my Patreon. This prayer was requested from my first Raiðo patron for Týr.

 

Your quiet countenance takes in the court

Machinations and movements laid bare

Like the sword and spear you wield

Truth cuts through and carves its path

 

Weregild and woe You witness

Wrong repaid and recompense made

Speech You give to the good heart

Who makes clear their case

 

Resolute, You are revered by the lawgiver

Honorable, You are worshiped by warriors

Gentle, You are requested by the wronged

Fierce, You are hailed in the holmgang

 

Your sacrifice saved the Nine Worlds

Your hand for Fenris given as gift for gift

Hýmir and Óðinn’s holy Son

May hails ever be heard by You

2 thoughts on “Patreon Song/Poem/Prayer 10 -For Týr

  1. This is excellent (as always!), but that last line…there’s something really just “right”-sounding about it…it’s a kind of archaizing structure, and thus feels like a direct translation of something in an ancient language…it makes what we as devotees are doing the subject, but a passive one, in the ears of the Deities…and there’s just something fantastic about that, because it grammatically and idiomatically captures what the whole point of what we’re doing is, i.e. it is devotion, not the elevation of the devotee. Superb!

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