Teutates

by posted on September 4, 2021
Related: Deity Invocations, Gaulish Culture, Teutates

You burn our shackles with the power of fire,
that which binds and hinders us.
You shatter the self-confidence of our adversaries with the power of the earth,
that which makes us feel insecure and small.
You take away obstacles and handicaps with the power of water,
that which undermines our independent thinking and distorts our self-perception.

Teutates between sky, land and sea,
Teutates on the borders,
Teutates, patron of the tribe:Guardian of the people,
keeper of the traditions,
link between past and future,
I call out to you!

Fill me with the wisdom of the warrior:
the wisdom to know your true enemies,
the wisdom to know which fights are necessary and worth to be fought
the wisdom to know when it has to be over.

Fill me with the strength of the warrior:
the courage to look things in the eye,
the integrity to hold up the good values,
the power to keep on going right to the end.

Teach me to fight at your side,
Teutates,
and take my offerings in return!

At this time, with all those right-wing governments and parties around us, I ask for divine guidance
to show me which are the true values, what home truly means and where the fine line is between
that and populism.


by posted on September 4, 2021 | Related: Deity Invocations, Gaulish Culture, Teutates
Citation: Birgit Reinartz, "Teutates", Ár nDraíocht Féin, September 4, 2021, https://ng.adf.org/ritual/teutates-2/

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