Personal Blót to Freyr

Ritual Items

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

Private Blót

In order to make an offering to Freyr for abundance coming from endeavors, reaping the fruits of hard work, or other forms of fertility, first pour yourself a horn (or glass) of mead or other beverage and say:

“Freyr, god of fertility and abundance, hail!
God of the wealth-gifts, hail!
Lord of the Alfar, hail!
Known as the Harvest God, hail!
God of the fertile season, hail!
Peace bringer, hail!
Hail, Freyr!”

Drink some of the mead or beverage and pour some out into the bowl for Freyr to request fertility in whatever endeavors or blessings you need through this offering. Light the candle and say:

“Freyr, god of the harvest, fertility, and abundance,
You who bless the crops and bring needed wealth,
Master of Alfheim and lord of the elves,
I ask you to bless my endeavors with fertility
So that what I strive for, what I work for
As a farmer tills the soil and waters their crops
Bring my hard work back to me as a bountiful harvest
For all I have toiled towards as a goal.
I ask for you to bless my endeavors
I ask for you to help me nurture my desires
Into full blossom and a fruitful harvest.
Hail, Freyr!”

Order or cook yourself a special meal. Give some of your food and drink to Freyr with the thought of giving to him a gift for a gift. Throughout the meal, think of how farmers would pray to Freyr to receive a bountiful harvest after carefully working the soil, taking care of their plants and nurturing them as slowly grew to better provide for their family and others. Others would pray to Freyr to bless a wedding so the couple would be fruitful, while others called upon the fruitful nature of a calm peace between people.

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 farmer coming in from a hard day’s work, cleaning off your hands as you prepare that which you have already grown with the promise of more to come after the day’s labor as you thank Freyr 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 Freyr and say:

“Spirits of the fertile land, spirits of plants of field, trees of the forest, spirits of mountain, spirts of sky, ancestors of old and to the god Freyr: Accept this offering, my gift unto you.”

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