PRAYERS TO THE GODS

JEYRIALL -BAVERAS - FOIROS - ETHERUS - GROTHAR - URTENGOR - NEHTOR - ARVINS
 EYASHA - QUEPRUR - SEYELLA -
ARMEROS - DALIREEN - ECHIILAN - NAKASHI
KASHMINA - HAR'WYN -
AVA - REMUSIAN WARRIOR PRAYERS


At this page you can read prayers dedicated to various Gods and Goddesses all over Caelereth, mainly of course to the Twelve Gods the humans in Southern Sarvonia worship, but also of the elven Goddess Avá, the dwarven God Trum-Baroll
or even the Goddess of Silent Swords of the Kasumarii, Echiilan.

PRAYERS TO JEYRIALL, GODDESS OF HARVEST

O JEYRIALL
BY RAYNE AVALOTUS

O Jeyriall, your eyes reflect the spring,
When ivy twines about the verderous trees,
And brilliant little shoots pull up to bring
Themselves above the earth, into the breeze
Of temperate days. Your gentle face reminds
Of fertile summers, when each flower blooms,
Then loses brilliant petals to the winds,
While birds sing tune, and spiders weave their looms
Of silver silk. Your auburn hair recalls
The sight of autumn. When the summer ends
The coloured leaves descend, the fruit all falls,
Adorning tables where men feast as friends.
And as we’re sleeping through the winter’s night
You’re carefully planting next year’s seeds of light
 

PRAYERS TO BAVERAS, GODDESS OF THE SEA

O BAVERAS
BY RAYNE AVALOTUS

O Baveras, the shore alight with star
And moonlight, your soft face now ripples in
The surf. I watch the waters stretching far
Away and hiding golden scale and gliding fin
Your chilling depth provide such haunting graves
For sailor-souls whose fragile boats
Were sunk by raging seas. And yet, your waves
Move soft across my skin, and my soul floats
With your caress. As I undress and dip
Into your sea, I close my eyes and hear
Your steady song. The streaming current slips
Around me, washes every grief and fear -
And as I wander past the ocean foam
I somehow know that you will bear me home.
 

PRAYERS TO FOIROS, GOD OF THE SUN

O FOIROS
BY RAYNE AVALOTUS

O Foiros, you who sees and mends the wrongs
Of men. Defender of equality,
This cold responsibility belongs
To you, who knows no animosity
Or favour, for behaviour and intent
Are fairly weighed with objectivity
To then determine praise and punishment.
The just view you with kind amenity,
The base deal you their vitriolic spite;
Yet these opinions blur your judgement not;
No insult, plea, or bribe could sway your might,
For no act, right or wrong shall be forgot.
You balanced truth, decide the best award,
Ensuring all receive their just reward.
 

PRAYERS TO ETHERUS, GOD OF EXCESS

O ETHERUS
BY RAYNE AVALOTUS

O Etherus, the God of Lust, Desires,
Seduction, you have come again tonight
To tempt me with your soft, salacious fires,
With such divine perfection in your slight
Dimensions. Ember eyes stare long and deep
In mine and keep me restless when the night
Descends. I hear you come and cannot sleep.
I feel your breath and loose the strength to fight.
You pull me close - and all my form grows weak,
Your hands come warm and firm across my hips.
You hold me tight, and I grow tender, meek
And give into caressing fingertips.
I haven't heart to fight away or shove,
For something in your kisses tastes like love.
 

THE LORD OF ALL DESIRES
BY COREN FROZENZEPHYR

 I am the breeze that rouses the blaze,
the surge of the flames,

I am the murmured hum of couples,
the grin of pleasures,

I am the soft light of couple's cots,
the mat of their huts,

I am the impetus of excess,
the fairest of lusts,

I am the soar of Aecilians,
the roar of lovers,

I am the essence of desires,
the pinks and the reds,

I am Etherus, the Treacherous
the price of bare pelts,

I am the voice of lust and love,
the sound of Singing Birds

I am the source of the many thirsts
the longings of beings

I am the weaver of babes' tidings
the tender kisses,

I am the Spirit of Seduction,
the many sided,

I am the God that grows the heads,
the fire of thoughts,

I am the faces of all yearnings,
the bearer of scenes,

Who is the Lord of all Desires [If not I]?
Who is it who brings passion, devotion [If not I]?

Who is it who sets alight lust and love [If not I]?
Who IS the Lord of all Desires [If not I]?
 

PRAYERS TO GROTHAR

O GROTHAR
BY RAYNE AVALOTUS

O Grothar, sweet thy sky so smiles on the land
On blossoms, those which sway under thy sigh.
Thou sculpt the desert dunes with thy soft hand.
And lift the happy birds’ wings up so high!
With clouds, thou shadest weary world from sun,
Allowing to all life a bit of peace,
And when the summer’s reign at last is done.
Thy silver drops, with love, thou dust release.
In winter all shines white with fragile flakes
Descending from the heaven, soft and gray.
In cold, thou kiss the frozen crystal lakes
And let the shrouding snow mist all away.
Grey King, I give to thee a bit of wine,
Beneath the open sky, thy greatest shrine.


P
RAYERS TO URTENGOR, GOD OF THE FORGE

O URTENGOR
BY RAYNE AVALOTUS

O Urtengor, thy bulky form belies
Thy gentle heart. ‘Twere giant hands that made,
From earth, grand and mighty mountains rise,
Whose peaks none but the timid clouds can shade.
Thy arms, with strength to carve through rock and stone
Were but the same that carried light to dark
With sungems, gifts for darken caverns, shone
So bright that dwarves might see their axe’s arc.
Thy bare and muscled chest, thy fiery hair
And beard. Yet thine art little mushrooms strewn
To flavor dishes thou didst first prepare!
’Twas thy great hammer forged the paten moon!
Sweet Hammer-Lord, thought thou art strong with might,
Thy love is gentle as descending night.
 

PRAYERS TO NEHTOR, GOD OF HEALING

O NEHTOR
BY RAYNE AVALOTUS

O Nehtor, final ray of daylight fades to night
And breezes sigh through blades upon the hill
Profoundest silence comes in dark delight
As melodies of birds grow hushed and still.
Above, in stars, I search of joy and hope
In icy pinpoints glaring down at me.
In tears, no comfort there, no way to cope;
Just follow what encumbered grieves decree.
But thou! Immortal God of graceful mourn,
Thou knowest all my pain and hear the pleas
I uttered. And yet now, with cheeks tear-worn,
With all my love, I sing and dance for thee!
So strange that now, though fallen out of grace,
I feel divinest warmth in thy embrace.
 

PRAYERS TO ARVINS, GOD OF THE HUNT

O ARVINS
BY RAYNE AVALOTUS

O Arvins, send thy presence in this wood
As night descends upon the fading day,
Where thou dost weigh the evil and the good
In balance of the predator and prey.
I’ve shed for thee, my god, my silent guide,
My blood in prayer for blessing on my bow.
Reveal for me those timid beasts that hide
Allow for me a coney or a doe.
Green Prince, thine humble servant asks of thee
To gently tip thine honest scales his way.
For now I journey through thy quiet trees
Where canopies make shadow dance with ray.
When I pull back this string and let it through
The air, please guide my modest arrow true.
 

PRAYERS TO EYASHA, GODDESS OF PEACE

O EYASHA
BY RAYNE AVALOTUS

O Eyasha, let me in thy embrace
As I fall tender on the gentle night.
To me lend wings that I might go in grace
Though I know not the way of dove’s fair flight.
Celestial lights shine soft upon the bay
As ripples from the anxious waves retreat
Grow slender, small, then simply fade away
We all must do the same, admit defeat
To death, who takes us in her icy hold.
But I, my soul I offer but to thee,
Not taken to the tombs of stone and cold,
But soar with thee, as glorious, as free.
And so upon my very life I swear
To meet thee where the cliff face meets the air.


PSALM TO EYASHA

BY RAYNE AVALOTUS

The canopies gently rustle
With whispers of night.
Urtengor’s pale moon sails above
In clouds it makes alight.

Far away is Foiros’ light
And distant are my dreams.
Sloping hillsides slumber soundly
Around the sleepy streams.

The darkling world is soft at peace;
But I am here, alone
Without a hope, without a pray’r
Or star to call my own.

Fatal desires churn in veins,
Though rage is boiled away,
To break my fragile mind and heart,
Never again see day.

And so hungry seem these shadows
That gather round my bed.
Taunting are the deadly demons
Chanting within my head.

Of tears and forgotten heroes,
Of nightmares and of shades!
Of scarlet hue, of shards and scythes!
And, O My Goddess, of the blades!

And as this one last silver string
Grows taut enough to break,
For frail are my soul and spirit
Adorned with scars and ache.

But now thou art here. Thou hast come.
My eyes close; I feel thee
Calming my tarnished sanity
Making the darklings flee.

Protect me in divine mercy,
Silent mother of peace,
O, Eldest Goddess of them all,
Who comes in harmony.

I lend my heart into thy keep
As thou blessest my mind with sleep.


QUIET NIGHT
by Lucirina Telor Vevan

Quiet night,
I feel you,
Close to my heart, silent.
Hidden are you,
In the darkness,
Yet your hand is resting on mine.

Calm is the dark,
Wind is sleeping,
Yet I know you are with me,
Guiding from chaos,
And fear.
Your voice soft in my soul.

Soothing touch.
You give me.
Beauty at sleep.
Softly smiling,
In your dreams,
You teach me contentment.

Eyasha,
Willow whisper
Your name in the night.
As you watch,
And care,
For us, your children.
 

PRAYERS TO QUEPRUR, GODDESS OF DEATH

O QUEPRUR
BY RAYNE AVALOTUS

O Queprur, thou dost know where forth I lie
Within the fragile chains this vessel wields
To keep contained my wayward spirit by
The weary mountains and the mortal fields.
Implore I thee to break all bonds of soul
And fell me in thy bending sickle’s arc
My body take from Fruitful one’s control.
Please guide me on thy path of shadows dark.
T'ward sky I stare mine eyes to blur the night
Mine fading heart last seconds counting through
‘Till wind steals breath and gone are sound and sight,
All stilled is blood and tears transformed to dew.
I lay in your possession all my trust
As spirit flies and body turns to dust.
 

HEAR MY SILENT CRY
by Lucirina Telor Vevan

Hear my silent cry,
heed my quiet prayer,
while I wait for you in darkness.
Nothing can I say,
nothing can I do,
nothing but expect your mercy.
Queprur, mother,
mother of night.
Take away sorrow,
relieve from fright.
Queprur, mother,
don’t let me suffer,
take me away tonight.

In my final hour,
to you do I pray,
to prepare me for my journey.
Open up the door,
smoothen out the way,
take my hand and guide me though it.
Queprur, mother,
mother of night,
take away sorrow,
relieve from fright.
Queprur, mother,
don't let me suffer,
take me away tonight.
 

I GREET THE BONEQUEEN
by Lucirina Telor Vevan

(This prayer is often spoken by people who are near death
and need something to comfort them in their last moments
on the deathbed.)


I greet the Bone Queen today
as one would greet a friend.
I grant Her a smile
as I open my arms to receive Her.

I greet the Queen of Coldness today
as one would greet a light in dark.
I await Her pale, white lips
to give me a sweet and final kiss.

I greet Queprur of the Scythe today
as a ship greets the friendly port.
Taking Her hand as She leads the way
into the deepest of dreams.

I greet Queen Death today
I receive her gladly,
almost in laughter I embrace Her
and I am...
no more.
 

SONG TO DEATH
by Lucirina Telor Vevan

(Very often elves end their lives of their own will when they
see a necessity to do so or if they think that their life's goal
has been reached.- The chant below is only a small prayer
these elves say after they have taken the decision to let themselves
go, to just slip back into the Dream from where they came from,
until they are reborn again.)


Fear not the darkness, the mist, the shadow,
nor the cold wind that howls at night.
Fear not the sword, the bolt of the crossbow,
have no fear of illness and of blight.
Thou are past troubles and pain,
soft velvet comes, sweet as a kiss
Queprur's embrace, soft as rain
carries you towards Ava's bliss.
Rejoice you will in her embrace,
your shell returning to the earth.
Before you, by Avá's grace,
start the cycle once more with birth.

No evil words can reach you,
No evil deeds can touch you,
No witchcraft can enchant you.
No worries overtake you.
Far away are earthly cares,
rest and peace is all thats here.
 

PRAYERS TO SEYELLA, THE GODDESS OF DESTINY

O SEYELLA
BY RAYNE AVALOTUS

O Seyella, you know the paths of all
Who tread the earth - those paths that swerve and bend
Beyond our mortal sight. You know the fall
And rise of kings, and kindly send
Your visions to the destined few. But O,
Sweet Goddess, in your sacred wisdom, in
Your gift there lies your curse, for you must know
Each misery, each bloody end, and when
You hear the pangs of war, the cries of woe
Remind yourself that all were meant to be.
Your heart’s the keep of every pain you know;
Your face - the face of tragedy!
You know the grievous fate of scores and scores,
But no one’s fate is near as sad as yours.
 

OH SEYELLA
by Lucirina Telor Vevan

Oh Seyella
Listen to me, listen to me.
I call upon thee,
in this, my darkest hour.
Take my hand, sweet mother
Lead me now,
lead me now.

Oh Seyella
Blind yet all seeing.
Hear my calling,
my trembling, small voice
You that knows about me
Care for me
Care for me

Oh Seyella
I struggle, I try.
Don’t judge me harshly,
for my many faults.
Find in your mercy
a place for me,
place for me.
 

PRAYERS TO ARMEROS, GOD OF WAR

O ARMEROS
BY RAYNE AVALOTUS

O Armeros, the hails and screams of war
Reflect within your strong and fiery gaze
Those men who strive against the waves of gore
And through the suffering and carnage raise
Themselves to fight, and men of flaming heart
Who find most comfort on the battle field
Where struggle pulls the weaker ones apart
For Queprur’s icy hand, those men who wield
Their swords and spears with utmost bravery
May, in your presence, find their will to fight
For or against injustice, darkness, slavery
And all enraging acts, for wrong or right.
Yet greater blessed by you is that one soul
Who, under war and conflict, knows control.
 

ARMEROS ARMOURLORD
BY BARD JUDITH

Armeros Armourlord, lend us thy armour’s ward,
Give us the strength of the Truth-Splitter’s blade!
Keep our lifetales from thy measuring scales,
And we give thee praise that thy glory not fade.

Armeros come, as we summon with drum!
Trumpet and heartbeat shall bring thee to hear.
In the red battle’s call save us from dying fall,
And from the little death cowards call fear.

Armeros ware if our cause be not fair!
Send out thy vipers to strike at our foes.
Let them taste earth in their death as their birth,
Confident warriors are we for thy blows.

Armeros Battleking, ‘tis to thee we do sing,
Fighting thy causes wherever we roam.
Shrinepoppets bright we shall honour each night,
Bless thou our amulets, bring them all home.

Armeros Armourlord, lend us thy armour’s ward,
Give us the strength of the Truth-Splitter’s blade!
Keep our lifetales from thy measuring scales,
And we give thee praise that thy glory not fade.
 

PRAYERS TO DALIREEN, A HOBBIT DEITY

DALIREEN, DANCE FOR ME!

BY RAYNE AVALOTUS

Though my mind is blank
So much I’d like to write,
Yet still I see a parchment bare
Under this candlelight.

Joyous songs there are to sing
And glorious tales to spin
Yet they seem unwilling
To let the merriment begin

Dalireen, O Dalireen
Follow thy sweet musical will
Spark my struggling inspiration
And help to guide my quill.

Under thine lighted eyes,
Thine muse-thoughts eagerly heard,
Born would be a happy tune
And a witty word.

In the things that I shall write
Let your work be seen
Please come and dance for me
Dalireen, O Dalireen!


P
RAYERS TO ECHIILAN, KASUMARII GODDESS


LADY ECHIILAN
by Sahndorf

Lady Echiilan, moon among stars,
give me the strength to inflict
as much pain on my enemies
as the orcs inflicted on you.

Lady Echiilan, my swift arrow,
point me to the right path
and after a never-long flight
let me aim towards victory.

Lady Echiilan, search my heart;
where hate and desire live.

Feed them and watch them grow
as your most esteemed children.

Touch my hopes for revenge
with your sword and, as ashes,
spread them all around the earth,
looking for their fulfilment.

You, my lady, who stays by Queprur's side,
hear my plea and give an end to my sorrow.


PRAYERS TO NAKASHI, THE GODDESS OF LIGHT

GRANT, O NAKASHI

BY COREN FROZENZEPHYR

Grant, O Nakashi, thy Brilliance
And with Brilliance, Knowledge
And with Knowledge, Insight
And with Insight, Virtues
And with Virtues, Frankness
And with Frankness, Power
And with Power, the Love
The Love of all Beings
The Love of thee, O Lady of Light

Divine One, I can hear thy voice
and see thy angelic face.

Doest thou open thy eyes so deep
so profound in love to look
to the depth of my soul?

A tear begins to form;
the mists of ecstasy
has taken the faithful
to see, to hear, to taste
to a safe and precious place

Grant, O Nakashi, thy Brilliance
And with Brilliance, Knowledge
And with Knowledge, Insight
And with Insight, Virtues
And with Virtues, Frankness
And with Frankness, Power
And with Power, the Love
The Love of all Beings
The Love of thee, O Queen of Light

Hear the sound of the spirit’s song
Speaking softly to followers
Of her radiant vision
 

PRAYERS TO KASHMINA, AEOLIRAN GODDESS OF LOVE

I KNOW YOU, KASHMINA
by Lucirina

I know you, Kashmina,
By your mirror you stand;
and spy down upon us
who crowd these cold lands.
With your face turned away
from so many men,
whom you lit with your fire
and then roused again.

I know you, Kashmina,
your beauty and grace.
Your whims and your wishes,
they often abase.
Your hands grasp the hearts
of young maidens so fair,
consume them in flames,
then leave to despair.

I know you, Kashmina,
pretentious and vain.
Yet loving and warm
when you forget your disdain.
Your kiss may be bitter,
your touch may be cold.
But when you smile upon us
you warm heart and soul.
 

PRAYERS TO HAR'WYN, AEOLIRAN GOD OF HEALTH

FOREVER AS ONE
by Tael Aen

"Har’wyn, thou dost gift me with vitality,
Thou art most loving, thou dost protect me,
Thou dost care for me through all illness,
Forever bound in thy rope unending,
Cover me now with thy strength and healing,
Lean close , and hear this tiny voice
That calls to thee in prayer:
From the darkest depths I cry out to thee;
My body is troubled, and sickness fills my life.
Put my soul onto thy path of well-being.
Give me strength through this.
May thy heart and my health
Be forever as one.
 

PRAYERS TO AVÁ, THE ELVEN HIGH GODDESS

SHE WHO DREAMS
BY RAYNE AVALOTUS

Dancing elves and globes of light.
The nightly stars so shining bright.
We sing our songs and pray our prayers
To Avá, Oh Avá, our lady fair!

From through the trees that linger high
Their lofty heads lost in the sky,
The careful eyes of a horned mare,
Immersed in darkness, softly stare.

The maidens that live in the sea
Dawning tails yet merry and free
Sing as though their voice had wings
And embellish their hair with shiny things.

Upon the tip of a silver crescent moon
Hangs a splendorous and merry tune
The moon on her throne with her starry Fays
Forgets her end at the break of day.

The branches strung with mystic lights.
The candles burning dazzling, bright.
Fires of celebration and flames of glee
Make the dark dull shadows flee.

And each flute carries a player’s lips.
To each cup of wine an ample sip.
Fingers upon each string do dance.
Each voice able joins in the romance.

Fairies prance upon the petals of a rose,
Dressed in cobwebs, on their dainty toes;
They spin until the night is worn,
And vanish into shadows before the morn.

And when the sun pulls us wearily away
To our beds though she begins a new day
And the music fades with the merry night
And the brilliant stars fall out of sight.

She who dreams this precious land so dear,
Whose pain for us sheds a sorrowful tear,
We shall hold in devotion to love and care:
To Avá, Oh Avá, our lady fair.
 

THE CHANT OF THE TWELVE
BY AMERA TRISTIS

Chant for sweet and wise Eyasha
Grey of eyes, quiet of voice
Willow waist, a beauty subtle
Guide our faltering hands with yours

Grothar come and blow your storms
Across a land of heat and drought
Change your mood as quick as winds do
Clear the snow and rain for sunshine

God Nehtor heal us, seal our skin
Let the babies live, let the old die
Tears and smiles, our joy, our sorrow
Nehtor loves all, still he mourns

Arvins swift come to our hunt
Holding deer and fox and rabbit
Listen, hold, for swift-set quicksteps
Pawprints chase across new snow

Queprur, dark and cold as starshine
See us, await us in the night
For we all must pass from Caelereth
To the Iron Mistress' arms

Urtengor, our Hammer-Lord
Heft your steel and form our land
So we may walk from the clay-beds
Now we see and love the world you formed

Baveras, Maiden of Water
Hold our ocean in your arms
May the fish swim out to greet us
May your band of pearls be ours

Jeyriall who tends our fieldgold
Bloom flowers, ripen our sweet fruit
Our grain will not rot in the meadows
Under you, our crops will strengthen

What, Seyella, see you for us?
Visions of a dark time yet to come?
Time as beads on golden chains
Run short on our happiness

Armeros, Brother in War
May our swords always be sharp
Of might our arms in bloody battle
Our horses proudly cross firefields

Etherus, though you pour red wine
Though you show us golden flesh
Do not let our eyes be widened
Preserve us from sweet desire

May the sun of Foiros always
Shine down upon our Caelereth
May our times be good and plenty
May we happily face death
 

Poems written by various team members