Gottheit der Woche 50: Epona

9. Dezember 2018

Hufspuren im weichen Sand,

mal Pferd, mal Reiterin,



Hufspuren, denen ich folge,

mal Mutter, mal Kämpferin,



Hufspuren in meinem Leben

hast du hinterlassen,



Nimm mich mit auf deine Reise,

Schutzpatronin der Fohlen,


gewähre mir deinen Schutz und deine Geborgenheit

und lehre mich deine Stärke und Unabhängigkeit.

Diese Rose ist mein Geschenk für dich.


Das Bild im Hintergrund der Gebsetskarte zeigt die Epona-Statue von Wolfgang Seipenbusch aus dem keltischen Skultpurenweg auf dem Donnersberg. Anders als die meisten Eponadarstellungen zeigt sie die Göttin mit Pferdekopf.


In English:

Traces of hooves in the soft sand,

sometimes horse, sometimes rider,



Traces of hooves that I follow,

sometimes mother, sometimes fighter,



Traces of hooves in my life

you have left behind,


Take me with you on your journey,

patroness of foals

soul companion,

grant me your protection and comfort

and teach me your strength and independance.

This rose may be my gift for you.


The background image shows the Epona Statue by Wolfgang Seipenbusch on the Celtic Sculptures Way on Donnersberg, Germany. It shows the goddess with a horse’s head.

Prayer a Day 2018 – Dank für Kreativität

2. Dezember 2018


In English:

Thank you for creativity

It’s just a box with many Lego parts,
a wild mix from different sets.
No manual, no complete packages.
And even so they have been playing for hours now,
building, experimenting and working together.
Thank you that my children have not forgotten how to be creative on their own and let their fantasy run wild.

Prayer a Day 2018 – Gebet für eine Klassenarbeit

2. Dezember 2018

In English:

Prayer for a test

Kindreds, my son is writing a test today.
He has practised a lot for it.
I ask you: Reward his diligence and support him now!
Odin, ich ask you for your wisdom and your thirst for knowledge!
Heimdall, ich ask you for your sharp eye, which lets you recognize problems early!
Saga, I ask you for your delight in telling stories and your creativity!
Frigga, I ask you for your talent to organize that lets you control each situation!
Uller, I ask you for your precision which lets you arrow find his target!
Thor, I ask you for your perseverance which you show in all things!
Kindreds, be around him, with him and in ihm,
when he is starting to write!

Prayer a Day 2018 – Gebet für eine Kranke

2. Dezember 2018

In English:

Prayer for an ill friend

A person I knowl well got bad news:
A severe disease is spreading through her body.
I call to
Eira and Brighid,
Grannus and Asklepios,
Aušutas and all the other divine entities of healing:
Give her strength and let your powers work within her!
As this candle burns and the candlewick gets smaller,
your blessings may flow in her and speed up the healing proces!

Prayer a Day 2018 – Gebet für Schnee

2. Dezember 2018

In English:

A prayer for snow

Frau Holle, shake your cushions,
let it snow for us,
so that you snowflakes form a blanket,
white, soft and airy,
hiding all the dirt,
so that eye and mind can focus on the beautiful things in life again.

Frau Holle, shake your cushions,
let it snow for us,
so my children will make the experience
how nice it is to play in the snow,
white, soft and airy,
tho throw snowballs and build a snowman.

Prayer a Day 2018 – Gebet zu Hypnos

2. Dezember 2018

In English:

Prayer for a restful sleep

What a chaotic day!
Appointments that were delayed or overlapped
Unexpected news that turned everything upside down…

When I go to bed now
my head will still be full of chaos:
Thoughts and feelings,
plans and processing
won’t let me find peace.

Hypnos, you who brings sleep, I ask you:
Fill my head with silence!
Give me the relaxation and rest I need
to have a fresh start tomorrow.

Prayer a Day 2018 – Genieße den Moment

2. Dezember 2018


In English:

Outside sunlight is sparkling on dewy grass,
glittering like little icicles.
Inside there’s music on the radio:
Ed Sheeran singing ‘Photograph’, effervescing, caressing, relaxing.
I am rattling with my pans, humming along and enjoying the moment.
Thank you, kindreds, for this moment!

Prayer a Day 2018 – Wintergebet

2. Dezember 2018


In English:

A winter prayer

Winter is here!
Frost silvers the rooftops.
Frost patterns decorate the windows.
Snow covers the meadows.

Father Frost is going around the houses,
Nikolaus and Santa Clause,
the sun child and Mithras,
Odin and Frau Holle!

We build a snowman
to greet them,
to welcome them among us,
hospitality, community and gifts!

Flames dance in the open hearth,
cocoa and punch scent well in our cups,
cookies are baking in the oven.
Winter is here!