- Drinking horn or glass
- Mead, beer, cider, or another beverage
- Blessing bowl
In order to make an offering to Eir for her help in keeping you and yours healthy, first pour yourself a horn (or glass) of mead or other beverage and say:
“Eir, goddess of healing, hail!
Goddess of mercy, hail!
Handmaiden of Frigga, hail!
Odin’s Valkyrie and she who is considered the best leech, hail!”
Drink some of the mead or beverage and pour some out into the bowl for Eir so that you may help her through this offering to help with healing everywhere, so that she may also help you and yours when the time comes. Light the candle and say:
“Physician of the Gods, the Merciful One.
I give praise to you so that you may have the strength
I thank you for all you do and have done for me
I ask you to keep my family and loved ones healthy.
To help me when I need it and to have mercy
When I am in need.
Help me make the right choices
So that I can heal myself when needed
And be prepared for your skill and magic
I give this prayer as a thanks and as praise.
Hail Eir, Greatest Physician!”
Order or cook yourself a special meal. Give some of your food and drink to Eir with the thought of giving her the strength and energy she needs to heal–all those others who need her gift.
Throughout the meal, think of it must require of her to heal others who need her blessings, to be a handmaiden to Frigga and devoted to healing. Pour some more mead or other beverage in a final simple thank you to Eir and say:
“Spirits of the sky and the plentiful earth, spirits of running water and plants of field, forest, mountain, and ocean, ancestors of old and to the gods and goddesses: Accept this offering, my gift unto you.”