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Mental Illness and the Real Benefits of Faith in the Gods

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Thor und die Midgardsschlange, Emil Doepler

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Adorations & Devotionals, History, Culture & Worship, Worship

Praise for Þórr/Thor of the Indomitable Spirit

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South Dakota Tornadic Supercells (Roger Hill @ SilverLiningTours.com)

Mighty Þórr, please hear me now as I declare for you my adoration:

You are in the straining of my muscles and the feeling of strength in my arms when I labor unceasingly to achieve beauty in my own space. You are in the satisfaction I feel when the task is done.

You are in the way I assert my authentic self and stand up for my own beliefs and demand my right to decency and happiness.

You are in the way the house shudders and sways in the wind when the thunder echoes in the distance, and in the way its power makes me feel utterly invincible.

You are in the full-hearted words of my friends, in the embrace of my loved ones, and in every smile I earn, and because you give these things to me, I will devote myself to repaying you for your kindness.

Hail to Þórr and hail to the thunder! May Mjǫllnir’s strike never fail!

© Alixander F. D. Bragiteilen and Bragiteilen.com, 2018. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Alixander F. D. Bragiteilen and Bragiteilen.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
Adorations & Devotionals, History, Culture & Worship, Worship

Adorations for Þórr/Thor (2015, 2 of 2)

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Happy Arcadia (Konstantin Makovsky)

Just Þunraz, mighty Þunraz, quick to dole out justice;
Red-Bearded One, Hammer-Wielder with far-reaching renown,
We know you are near when the thunder comes rumbling through,
When we hear the goats run and the giants fall,
Felled by a mighty swing of Meldunjaz, grasped by strong hands.
Cowering victims do you make into champions by leading the way,
And fearful trembles become boisterous laughter.
May those who wrong you always fall to their knees in defeat,
Brought low by the strength of your body and heart,
And as we honor you, may our foes be struck down as well.
Hail the just! Hail the righteous! Hail Þunraz!

© Alixander F. D. Bragiteilen and Bragiteilen.com, 2018. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Alixander F. D. Bragiteilen and Bragiteilen.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
Adorations & Devotionals, History, Culture & Worship, Worship

Adorations for Þórr/Thor (2015, 1 of 2)

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Union Lake at Sunset (Alixander F. D. Bragiteilen)

Mighty Þórr, whose powerful hands wield Mjǫllnir,
Whose thirst lowered oceans, whose brawn lifted Jörmungandr,
You are the strength of our bones, the thickness of our skin,
The bite behind our bark, and the will to push on.
Kind Þórr, your compassion knows no bounds.
With a light heart do you best evil in all its forms.
Help us to find the courage to defeat our foes,
Be they in the mind or on the earth.
Bring us a spirit to match yours, O Þórr,
So that we may hold our heads high when life beats us down.
Good-hearted god, lead the way and we will follow,
Singing your praises wherever we may go.

© Alixander F. D. Bragiteilen and Bragiteilen.com, 2018. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Alixander F. D. Bragiteilen and Bragiteilen.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.