Hrodidagos

Information

Name Meaning: From the Gothic words hroþs (“glory, fame, triumph”) and dags (“day”). Hrodidagos means “Glory Days.”
Date: 7 days beginning on the full moon of Hrodimenoþs.
Deities Honored: Teiws, Weilands, Hroda.Activities: In groups, Reidarjos compete in games of skill and make ritualized boasts about their deeds (especially victories). Alone, they compete against or challenge themselves in a particular skill, and they recount their deeds (especially victories) before the Gods and ancestors in ritual. Either way, they celebrate the hroþs (glory) of all Reidarjos.
Offerings: Standard offerings.
Associated myth: Teiws requests the help of Weilands and Hroda to ready His army for war. Weilands makes new armor and weapons for the horde, lending to their success against the kidnappers of Sauil. After their victory, the warriors return home, recount their deeds, and play games of skill and might against each other in celebration.

Prayers

Listed below are some example prayers. You can choose the one you like or write your own.

To Teiws

Simple Prayer

I welcome You, Teiws, King of Heaven, Magnificent Warrior.
Your leadership guides men through conflict and crisis,
like how You guided Your army to victory against Sauil’s captors.
O Strategist, may You defend me from danger and doom.
In thanks, I give You this offering in love and adoration.

Poetic Prayer

I welcome You, Teiws!
King of the Heavens,
Ruler of the Great Blue Sky!
He who hunts with the eagle
and wages war with the sword!

I welcome You, Teiws!
Sharp-minded strategist,
magnificent warrior.
Your great wisdom guides men
through conflict and crisis,
through struggle and strife.
We seek Your protection
during times of peril,
when terrors prowl beyond
the border of safety and home.
Receive these gifts, O Teiws,
most glorious of kings,
that I freely give to You.
May You defend me
from danger and doom.

To Weilands

Simple Prayer

I welcome You, Weilands, Divine Smith, Artisan of the Gods.
Your keen eyes see all beauty; Your hands craft all things.
We celebrate the wonders You smith in Your forge.
O Craftsman, may You inspire me toward creation.
In thanks, I give You this offering in love and adoration.

Poetic Prayer

I welcome you, Weilands!
Acclaimed artisan,
clever craftsman!
Celebrated for Your skill
by all the Gods and men!

I welcome you, Weilands!
Master of bale-fire
and foremost of smiths!
Your keen eyes see all beauty;
Your capable hands craft
all things great and small.
Fill us with the fires of inspiration
and drive us to diligence
so we may build wonders
and bring each other joy.
Receive these gifts, O Weilands,
most brilliant of Gods,
that I freely give to you.
May You guide my hands
toward creation.

To Hroda

Simple Prayer

I welcome You, Hroda, Swiftest of Riders, Triumphant Goddess.
Sacred to You is the space where we compete for greatness.
You imbue us with Your strength for all challenges in life.
O Bow Maiden, may You show me the way to victory.
In thanks, I give You this offering in love and adoration.

Poetic Prayer

I welcome you, Hroda!
Beautiful battle-maiden!
Swiftest of riders!
Your arrows fly straight and true,
bringing death to Your enemies!

I welcome you, Hroda!
Goddess Who brings glory
to those bold enough to seek it!
Sacred to You is the space
where contestants meet
and compete for greatness.
Imbue us with Your strength
for all challenges in life,
for all tests of courage
and feats of endurance.
Receive these gifts, O Hroda,
triumphant Goddess,
that I freely give to you.
May You show me
the way to victory.

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