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A Sacred Circle



A calm breeze filled the summer air; The smells of blossoms were soothing beyond compare!

The trees were stretching themselves in joy; The shining Sun their leaves would soon employ.

A hallowed circle was lovingly erected; By runes carved into the earth it was protected!

Prominently displayed was the sacred As rune; Today I hoped to speak to Odin and Thor soon.



I turned in each direction during the Hammer Rite; The circle was hallowed for the ceremony tonight.

Nervously talking, I welcomed the Asagods to the blót; Their presence was a joy, for I feared them not.

Asking for holy gifts, I offered them one of worth;  Beer, not blood, was poured forth onto the earth .

Receiving my offering, I raised my cup; They blessed it with strength and knowledge as I held it up.



Drinking their gift, I then packed everything away; I wished them thanks for visiting me today.

Though our time tonight was very short, I am happy that their love of kin I can support.

The Old Gods call us to meet them half-way; Won't you give it a try, this sun-kissed day?
A blót is a Asatru ritual to the Gods in order to receive their love, kinship, blessings or other things. This is a short poem depicting one that I did recently.
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Paganheart22 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
love this one Heart 
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!

Talking to the Gods can be a bit unnerving, but it's quite amazing to be able to.
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Lilithmae1231 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, this is lovely writing! The feelings and the imagery it evokes is amazing.
I must admit, most of my interactions with the gods happens through my dreams, and occasionally when I meditate through the astral plane; but this sounds like a ritual I would like to try some day.
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe thank you very much! =) I figured being direct with them would be quite good, even if I was a bit nervous.
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Lilithmae1231 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :D I'm sure they appreciate directness. Or at least they've never complained to me about it. :XD:
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
X)
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JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! =) I hope to have more experiences such as this in the future!
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JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!!
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^-^
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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XD
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raxnae Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
awesome poem, just wonderful, know that loki has seen it and enjoys it greatly!
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! Though I cannot take all the credit for this piece, since I seem to be improving my writing much more as I grow closer to Odin. I do not scorn Loki at all, for I know he is not truly bad at heart. So if you can, thank him for me! =)
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raxnae Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Loki and Oden Blood Brothers for Life. They are really on the same team, the telling of Ragnarok they use now is but when the two were playing a simulated war game on the 4th dimension. Fenrir won of course lol. Loki knows your thanks, I am very close to the trickster hehe.....maybe I am the god of fire himself? haha Oden is a good one to follow, he is wise and sees true.
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He also talks in verse himself, which makes him unrivaled in poetry. =) And yes, they did have a blood binding ceremony. ^.^
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raxnae Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Oden was my first blood brother, the second dragon of the original 7 that created the round table concept of camelot. mixing in too many stories? well i am ancient after all you'll have to forgive me lol. believe me or not! I am but a simple trickster hehehe
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe cool. =) I love mythology and stories!
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NearlyInvisibleMind Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is wonderful! I love the visuals I got with it:heart::clap:
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot! I actually preformed this small ritual last Sunday, and made this circle myself! =) I think that next time I shall make a new circle, and take some pictures for you guys and girls!
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NearlyInvisibleMind Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet! :frail:
That would be really cool:aww:
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I shall try to hold another one this weekend when I have more time! (And more offerings.)
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NearlyInvisibleMind Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:D Good stuff!
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^.^
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NearlyInvisibleMind Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:aww:
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UinenFirestar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Beautiful! Much of the work I do could hardly count as "ritual," all being very spontaneous. I want to integrate a bit more structure into my practice; this is very inspiring!
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was my very first blót that I have ever done, and I was VERY nervous. But the bit of structure makes it seem even more powerful in honoring the Old Ones.

(This one was dedicated to Odin and Thor, whom I seem to ask for help the most. My next one will be to ask for blessings to my kin and friends, not for myself. :meow: )
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UinenFirestar Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:

Also, I didn't realize you'd written about your first blót until I'd already posted "Shameless"... that's a cool bit it synchronicity! I guess what they say is true, that great minds think alike. :giggle:
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed they do, dear. I feel honored to think like such an intelligent lady such as yourself. :meow:
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Nine-Roses Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really amazing wording and rhymes! ^.^

A hallowed circle was lovingly erected; By runes carved into the earth it was protected!

Asking for holy gifts, I offered them one of worth; Beer, not blood, was poured forth onto the earth.


My favourite lines from this one! I love how you described the ritual!
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :huggle: I actually performed this on Sunday evening. I was nervous since it was my first time, but I am eager to have another blót soon!
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Nine-Roses Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You did? ^.^ That's amazing!

You're welcome! :D
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^.^
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