Freyja’s Chosen

‘Tis savage, it is, the way you mortal men war among yourselves. Your lives are fleeting, in an instant created, and in an instant destroyed. You war and raid and praise in Our names, yet you know not the true faces of Us. We are not as your mortal minds conceive Us, and in your ignorance, you’ve built a fancy that your blood oaths and sacrifices keep us sated, keep us above you and benevolent.

We are all around, beneath the Mound, within it, and above it. We are neither benevolent nor malevolent. We are the Stars, the Sun and the Moon and the tides that bear down on the coasts of the Land you claim as yours. The Land you fight to conquer. We were here long before you, Mortals, and we shall be long here until the day of doom upon the world, and ever after Ragnarok takes us all into the Chaos.

But ’tis the ferocity…your ferocity in your battles that belies your honor, your heart, your need to believe. You worship Me, you worship my Maidens Valkyrie, as if honoring us on the field of battle will sublimate and separate you into a Clan you cannot possibly perceive.
Still I watch you call your Kith and raise your Swords and Shields, and still I do not turn away, because it is Love I see mortals live and die for; Love that forges hearts of steel and Spirits of iron; Love that gives me longing to invite you Warriors into my hall to rejoice your valor. Odin has his pick over Mine, but those I choose are those that hold Love above all else.

Mine own are Warriors who have not forgotten that it is Love they fight for, even in Death.
Because of this, I choose to praise your deeds as you praise those of the Gods. Because of Love, dear Warriors, I choose to open My Hall to your kind, calling you home to rest where you will meet your Loves left behind when the world dies to ash.

 

 

~Líadan Rán~

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3 thoughts on “Freyja’s Chosen

  1. This reminds me of something I heard once saying that the support of the universe is so unconditional, that it will even support you in your belief that it isn’t by giving you the lack of support you’re expecting. Not entirely related, but strung the same chord with me. There is indeed a very visceral truth in this particular piece of yours that’s both heartbreaking as much as it is beautifully written. What a wonderful insight and I really enjoy your writing style as well.

    1. Hi, Darryl, I truly appreciate your words, and I’m so glad it struck a chord with you. My goal was simply to personify that which cannot truly be personified. It is connected to the point you made, but when I wrote this, it just came. The pictures/images and overall, that visceral feel of something bigger than humans. I don’t know. But thank you for dropping by and taking the time to read me. 🙂
      Lauryn

      1. I know the feeling. My musings tend to be overly poetic sometimes because I’m just not sure how to describe some things otherwise. These inert words we use are just signposts anyway that point beyond them, and I think you nailed the feeling here. I feel like I was sucked into your thought perspective and it made a great deal of sense to me. You have a wonderful talent.

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