An apple I bring to you – for health
corn I bring to you – for fruitfulness and prosperity
a nut I bring to you – for wisdom
mothers of the river Niers *,
mothers of my tribe,
my gifts for your gifts!
Keepers of my folk,
guardians of my hearth fire,
guides, wise counselors,
let your voices sound in our minds!
From the past, from today and from tomorrow
let your messages be heard!
*I was very happy when I found evidence that the river behind my garden did (and does) have her
own set of Matronae, but please use the name of the Matronae you are praying to and the related