Ullr and Skadhi Invocations

In World Tree did our 1997 Yule rite unscripted, so I can't really post the full ritual here, but as I led the ritual I thought I'd post the main invocations (which I did write down beforehand) for anyone's future reference or use. They were to Ullr (the "shield god" - pronounced "ool") and Skadhi (wife of Njord, daughter of a giant - pronounced "SKAH-dee") of the Norse pantheon, and the invocations are below.

Ullr

Ullr, great huntsman and master of the bow,
Sif's son and Snowshoe-Aesir,
We ask you O Glory of Winter
to join with us on this dark night,
For the frost is thick and the cold is chilling to the bone.
O mighty shield-god, fair of face and fight,
As the darkness covers the fields and the folk,
We pray that you share your strength with us,
That your skiff should shield us from harm,
And that your shining light should fill the hall the and folk again.

Skadhi

Skadhi, great huntress and serpent-hanger,
Njord's husband and snowshoe-goddess,
We ask you O Shining Bride of the Gods
to join with us on this night of darkness,
For the winds are wailing and the wolves are howling in the hills.
O mighty winter-goddess, woman of the wild,
As the darkness covers the fields and the folk,
We pray that you share your strength with us,
That you guide us in our goings and doings,
And that you bring the light of your wisdom
to fill the hall and the folk again.

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