Our son wanted me to share his prayers for Sunna and Mani here. He wrote the prayer to Mani first. When he wrote it, he surprised me. When he had finished that, I encouraged him to write a prayer for Sunna the next day, but aside from that, I had no input on them. I got to let him be while he wrote them. I’m very proud of him. ^_^
Prayer to Mani by Kiba
Guider of the moon’s path
Rider of the moon-cart
Drawn by Your large dogs.
Hail Mani! God of the moon! Light our path
While shining on even
The darkest of nights.
My prayer to Sunna by Kiba
Melter of the thick ice
Evaporator of streams and lakes
And rivers and oceans too.
Today is one of many days
In the season where you
Shine your light upon us humans.
Hail Sunna! Goddess of the
Light that helps our food grow.
Thank you for the life that you have given us.
Hail, savior of Bil and Hjúki
Who helps us to confront our darkness, Many-Faced!
Who helps us to pass through our darkness, Ever-Changing!
Who helps us to beat the Hati that bites at our heels!
Hail Mani Mundilfari!
Mani Mundilfari Who guides the tides with His charge
Mani Mundilfari Who guards the children in His care
Mani Mundilfari Who plays with Skoll in His teasing way
Mani Mundilfari Who looks upon Unn beneath the waves
Mani Mundilfari Who helps keep time with His Sister Sunna
Mani Mundilfari Who carries the burden through Nott’s embrace
Mani Mundilfari Who greets old Daeg in dawn’s dim light
Mani Mundilfari Who greets Sister Sithgunt in dusk’s dark fall
Mani Mundilfari Who brings up the water to waking plants
Mani Mundilfari Who pushes the waters of river and lake
Mani Mundilfari Who hears the ebb and flow of veins
Mani Mundilfari Who goes quite in His dark time
Mani Mundilfari Who shows us ever His shining face!
Daeg heralds Your coming
the Earth yet too warm
the Frost held at bay
Hail Sunna Sun-rider!
Nött’s exit is subtle
Yet full and free
You dance pale in the sky
Hail Mani Moon-rider!
I see You wave across the sky
Chariots pulled by horse and hound
One to the other, saluting in silence
The morning chill warmed by love