Calendar of the Sun
19 Thrimilchimonath

Hlin's Blot

Colors: White and blue
Element: Air
Altar: Upon cloth of white and blue set twelve lit white candles, one lit sky-blue candle, a great jug of mead, and a knotted black scarf.
Offering: Mourn some loss in your life. Do things correctly.
Daily Meal: Fasting today until dinner.

Invocation to Frigga's Handmaidens

Call: Twelve maidens hold the halls of Asgard!
Response: Twelve virgins hold the pillars of heaven!
Call: Twelve mysteries hold the luck of Asgard!
Response: Twelve virtues hold the Law of heaven!
Call: Twelve words of power resound through Asgard!
Response: Twelve stars light up the dome of heaven!
Call: We call upon the power of Virtue!
Response: We call upon the mysteries of heaven!

Invocation to Hlin

Hail, Maiden of Mourning
Who gives consolation to those stricken by grief,
Who teaches us to bear up under sorrow.
Maiden robed in grey and veiled in black,
Teach us when we must weep
So that we may someday let go of weeping
And bravely face the dawn empty-handed
But with open eyes lifted to the Sun.
For the gift of true Courage
Is nothing like fearlessness,
But is the ability to face all fear and loss
And walk the path in spite of it.

Chant: Cloth of honor from the thread of truth
Weave your heart into all you offer

(All step forward and name their greatest sorrow. The last of the mead is poured out in a libation for Hlin. All go silently about their business today, with no speaking from the end of Mousika to the beginning of Hesperis. There is no breakfast and no lunch, and all meditate upon what they must mourn and let go of, in the name of the virtue of Courage.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]