I observe a lot of demand for material in Gothic for Asatru practitioners which are inspired by the Visigoths and/or Ostrogoths and want to use Gothic as a liturgical language in their services with groups or as individuals. For these people I have translated Asatru prayers which can be used for ritualistic purposes. For the pronunciation see the pronunciation page. People are free to spread these prayers in Gothic for personal use, it is allowed to put it on website when a reference to this page is included. Only the Prayer of Gaut is currently supported by an mp3 recording.
If one wants to use Gaut instead of Odin, instead of the word “Wodan” in the Gothic texts, the word “Gaut” should be used.
A special thanks to Daniel Lakovski and Austin Yorks for their recordings of these prayers which can be used to recite and practice the pronunciation of them. They can also be found on SoundCloud.
Lo there do I see my father
Lo there do I see my mother
And my brothers and my sisters
Lo there do I see the line of my people back to the beginning
Lo do they call me
They bid me take my place among them
In the halls of Valhalla
Where the brave may live forever
Gothic, bida dauþaus:
Listen to this prayer
Sai, ik saihwa attan meinana
Sai, ik saihwa aiþein meina
Jah broþruns meinans jah swistruns meinos
Sai, ik saihwa fadreins þiudos meinaizos ibuka du anastodeinai
Sai, haitand mik
Bidjand ei nimau sitl miþ im
In hallom Walahallos
Þarei balþai libaina in aiwein
Prayer for stressful or dangerous situation:
Odin, far-wanderer, grant me wisdom,
Courage, and victory.
Friend Thor, grant me your strength.
And both be with me.
Wodan, fairrawandjan, gif mis handugein,
Balþein, jah sigis.
Frijond Þunr, gif mis swinþein.
Jah bajoþs sijaina miþ mis.
Hail Odin, god of Wisdom and war, may you grant me a hint of your knowledge so I may use it for the benefit of myself and my community. Hail Odin!
Hails Wodan, guþ Handugeins jah badaus, ei gibais mis hwa þeinis kunþjis ei brukjau þis botai mis silbin/silbon jah meinai gamainduþai. Hails Wodan!
If the practitioner is male, silbin is used, if the practitioner is female, silbon is used.
Prayer before reading the runes:
Hail Odin! Allfather, rune master, I ask you to be here with me now. Guild my hand in choosing the runes, allow me to reveal some of their many secrets so that I may find the truth. Hail Odin!
Hails Wodan! Allfadar, runareikinond, ik bidja þuk wisan her miþ mis nu.
Waldai handau meinai in gawaleinai runastabe, gif mis andlet du bandwjan sumos ize managaizo runo ei ik bigitau sunja. Hails Wodan!
Prayer to bless a departing friend:
May Odin give you knowledge on your path,
May Thor grant you strength and courage on your way,
And may Loki give you laughter as you go.
Ei Wodans gibai þus kunþi in wratodau þeinamma,
Ei Þunrs gibai þus swinþein jah balþein in wratodau þeinamma,
Ei Luka hlahnai þuk þan gaggis.
The above prayers originate from https://theasatrucommunity.blogspot.nl/
For the Blot, a ritual involving drinking mead, the following phrase could be used:
“Ik drigka þata þus” (I drink this for you)
In the blot, the following prayer is used:
Sigrdrifa Prayer “Hail to the Gods and to the Goddesses as well; Hail Earth that gives to all men.”
This prayer in Gothic is:
“Hailai du guþam jah Gudeinjom; Haila du airþai sei gibiþ allaim mannam.”
The following prayers are from Hoen Falker from the Mexican branch of Odinism, who asked this poem to be translated for Asatru rituals. I share them here so that more Odinists which follow a Visigothic tradition can use this:
Wisigutans in aiwein farandans
Manwjaima mat in hauheinai þeinai
Gaumjam þus swa guþ
Unsar frijond jah munþ.
Gif uns þeina maht jah handugein
Ei Gutþiudai gaqiujai
Ei land arins wahsjai
Du gamainai funin skapjand.
Liuþ Guþis Luka
Þu broþar bloþis Allfadrs
Sa ufarmaudida, sa afskiubana
Namo þein anasilan ist
Iþ in unsaramma hairtin libaiþ.
Frauja funins sei galiuhtjiþ jah
Frauja druniwe fairraþro
Frauja laikis ubilis
Frauja laikis riqizis.
Guþ kunþje huleinaize
Fretand hairtane ubilaize
Guþ wiljane missaleikaize.
Þuk haitand in mela þaurftis
Nibai anþar guþ andhafjiþ
Þu is sinteino witands
Wiljand sinteino hilpands uns.
Þu, wardja broþre
Corrected from: Odinismo.br
Chant to the Great One-Eyed
To you father of all
Lord of ravens and wolfs
Charm and magic in your words
Biting joy in your irony
I expose lyrics in your honor
My humor and faith I offer
Lightning that illuminates
In my soul lies your poetry
Wodanaz Uuoden Wodan
The sowed fields
Of your warriors are
Full of glory and vengeance
Wings of black raven
Ride in the skies
Blessed are they
Under the protection of your gaze
You great One-Eyed God
Giver of ecstasies
Lord of fury
And recovered strength
Blue cloak is your cape
Swift and veil your saddle
Lord of all the runes
Victory is your home
May the Visigoth tribe
Your blessing receive
Where ever they are
May your call resound
In all Midgaard arise
Your Odinist Visigoths
Crossing Valleys and Oceans
Your spirituality will be preserved.
Liuþ Þamma Mikilin Haihin Du Þus atta allis
Frauja hrabne jah wulfe
Skaunei jah lubjaleisei in waurdam þeinaim
Bitandei faheþs in laikam waurde þeinaim
Ik bandwja liuþ in swerein þeinai
Meina maht du hlahnan jah galaubein ik atbaira
Lauhmuni sei gabairhtjiþ
In saiwalai meinai ligand liuþa þeina
Wodanaz Uwodain Wodan
Gadrauhte þeinaize sind
Fullos wulþaus jah fraweitis
Fiþros swartis hrabnis
Wratond in himinam
Audaga sind þo
Uf wardeinai siunais augone þeinaize
Þu mikils Haihs Guþ
Jah leikinoda swinþei
Blewa inilo ist kappa þeina
Gaheis jah swaswe faurahah þeins sitls
Frauja allaize runastabe
Sigis ist þeins gards
Ei Wisigutisk kuni
Þeina audagein andnimai
Þishwaruh þarei sijaina
Ei þeins hwops hausjada
In allama midjungarda urrinai
Þeinai Wodanis Wisigutans
Þairhgaggandans Fairgunja jah mikilos Mareins
Þeina ahmeina wists gafastada.
Original prayers for a Gothic tradition
For Asatru practitioners which want to use a Gothic tradition, apart from translations original texts especially designed for the Gothic tradition might be useful. Here I ‘ll give some texts which I’ve composed, based on the information available of Gods like Gaut (Gothic equivalent of Odin) and Fairguneis (Gothic equivalent of Thor).
Short prayer for Gaut
O Gaut, first Goth
Hero of battles, demi-God/Æs,
Father of Humul, the king of Danes
You are the beginning, first in lineage
Origin of our/the Gothic people
Make me/us strong
Maurgus Bida Gauta
O Gaut, frumista Guta
Haliþ waihjono, halbansau,
Atta Humulis, þis þiudanis Dane
Þu is anastodeins, sa frumista in fadreinai
Ussatein þiudos unsaraizos/Gutiskaizos
A short prayer for Fairguneis
O Fairguneis, the power of thunder you possess
You enlighten the night, and you bring us light
The fire you give us to give power and strength
Make me/us strong
Maurgus Bida Fairgunja
O Fairguni, maht þunris aiht
Þu gabairhtjis naht, jah briggis liuhaþ,
Fon þu gibis du giban unsis maht jah swinþein
Short Prayer for Teiws
O Teiws, God of wisdom
Brigger of Justice and of all the wise things in this world
Help me to become a wise (person),
God of knowledge,
Make me strong
Maurgus Bida Teiwa
O Teiw, Guþ handugeins
Briggand garaihteins jah allaizo handugaizo waihte in þamma fairhwau
Hilp meina du wairþan handugs/handugo
If you are male, use handuga. If you are female, use handugai.