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Alfablot (English translation)

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  • Song: Alfablot
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Alfablot

Bring frem ditt offer
Vinteren kan lett bli lang
Vis dem ære
Frøys undersåtter
La blodet renne
Over hans stolthet
Til de er begjæret
For vår prakt og vår grøde
 
Vred blir vår konge
Hvis ei vårt løfte blir holdt
Skral blir den avling
Som ei er blitt sådd
 
Spill ei det beste blod
Sterke sønner fødes ei i overflod
 
"Kloke volve når skal jeg få se, Grøderike enger"
"Når skal jeg igjen få føle, Frøyas myke hender"
 
Døden kommer fort
Om en ikke ærer
Folket der under
Vaneguders frender
Bring fram
Den hellige Galte
Så solen ikke slukner
Så vi fremdeles kan ånde
 
Vi ønsket ei å dø
Vi ønsket ei å vekke
De eldstes harme
Bring fram den hellige Galte
 
Spill ei det beste blod
Sterke sønner fødes ei i overflod
 
"Kloke volve når skal jeg få se, Grøderike enger
"Når skal jeg igjen få føle, Frøyas myke hender"
 
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Elven Sacrifice

Bring forth your sacrifice
The winter could be long
Show them honor
Freyr's minions
Let the blood run
To his pride
Until they are desirous
For our splendor and our crops
 
Angry becomes our king
If our promise is not held
Poor becomes the crop
Which have not been sown
 
Do not waste the best blood
Strong sons are not born in abundance
 
"Wise völva when shall I see, the croprich meadows"
"When will I again feel, the soft hands of Freyja"
 
Death comes fast
If one does not honor
The people beneath
Vanir's kin's
Bring forth
The holy Boar
So the sun does not extinguish
So we can still breathe
 
We do not wish to die
We do not want to wake
The wrath of the eldest
Bring forth The holy Boar
 
Do not waste the best blood
Strong sons are not born in abundance
 
"Wise völva when shall I see, the croprich meadows"
"When will I again feel, the soft hands of Freyja"
 
Submitted by N0rseNN0rseN on Fri, 19/01/2018 - 13:13
Author's comments:

The Álfablót or the Elven sacrifice is a pagan Scandinavian sacrifice to the elves towards the end of autumn, when the crops had been harvested and the animals were most fat. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Álfablót

Freyr is a widely attested god associated with sacral kingship, virility and prosperity, with sunshine and fair weather, and pictured as a phallic fertility god in Norse mythology. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freyr

Völva is a female shaman and seer in Norse religion and a recurring motif in Norse mythology. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Völva

Freyja is a goddess associated with love, sex, beauty, fertility, gold, seiðr, war, and death. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freyja

Vanir are a group of gods associated with fertility, wisdom, nature, magic, and the ability to see the future. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanir

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