Personal Blót to Njothr

Ritual Items:

  • Drinking horn or glass
  • Mead, beer, cider, or another beverage
  • Blessing bowl
  • Candle

Private Blót

In order to make an offering to Njorthr for yourself or a loved one, first pour yourself a horn (or glass) of mead or other beverage and say:

“Njorthr, wealthiest of all the gods, hail!
Keeper of the oceans and the bounty they hold, hail!
Protector of sailors and travelers, hail!
He who presides over fertile lands near water, hail!
Chief god amongst the Vanir, hail!”

Drink some of the mead or beverage and pour some out into the bowl for Njorthr to request financial aid or a job or whatever bounty you need through this offering. Light the candle and say:

“Njorthr, you are the god those in need of abundance turn to
The god of peace, prosperity, and wisdom.
You who are known as the gift-giving god, 
I ask you to help me as I help myself.
I stand before you needing your gifts and guidance,
I ask that you help kindle the hope and belief in myself to be bountiful
I ask that my work to better myself be fruitful
Like a fisherman who asks for your blessing before setting out in the morning,
I ask for your blessing so I may take care of myself and my loved ones
With the bounty my work may provide.
May you shower your blessings upon me! 
Hail, Njorthr!”

Order or cook yourself a special meal. Give some of your food and drink to Njorthr with the thought of giving to him a gift for a gift. Throughout the meal, think of how countless heathen travelers and those needing abundance of physical things like finances, work, or resources to accomplish what they need for their family and loved ones. 

Mentally reach back to those ancestors—whether of your flesh and blood or those who have also done as you are doing by making an offering. Imagine yourself as a fisherman or woman about to set sail with the hopes of bringing back a bounty of fish thanks to Njorthr’s generosity while you imagine sharing this meal with him, your drink with him, and each other’s presence.

Pour some more mead or other beverage in a final simple thank you to Njorthr and say:

“Spirits of the bountiful ocean, spirits of the fertile ground next to running water and plants of field, forest, mountain, sky, ancestors of old and to the god Njorthr: Accept this offering, my gift unto you.”

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