This rite is designed to bless and bring life and power to your images of the Gods, called Skurðgoðar. This is a very important element in your practice, for your focus within the rite should be upon these images and the deities they represent.
The idea is not that the inanimate objects are divine themselves, but rather that they are imbued with a portion of deific strength and identity, which allows us to offer to them as if we were facing the Gods themselves.
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The Blótbað (Blót-Bath) is a sacred cleansing before any rite is performed, or it can be a weekly rite in and of itself, since our ancestors called Saturday Laugardagr or “Bath-Day.” The ablution could also be called Njardarlǫg, which means “Njǫrðr’sBath,” and was originally the name of the small Norwegian island of Tysnǫ. The name could also mean “Njǫrðr’s Law,” or “Njǫrðr’s Shrine.” In any case, there is the possibility that this would have involved some form
In the earliest age, Óðinn and his brothers, Hœnir and Lóðurr, created the world. Then they created Askr and Embla, the first parents of the Germanic peoples, granting each of them life, a soul, and their senses.
Afterwards, the Gods came together to create the prototype of our religion; they built hǫrgr ok hof, or altars and temples, and they devised a method by which people could worship them and praise them for their divine feats. They created our world,