Friday, July 05, 2013

NOTT Mistress of Might Pillar Blót Candle for Seidr Witchcraft, Norse Goddess Dream Work, Heathen Ritual, Night Magic, Victory, Wyrd Working

Nott, Mistress of Might Pillar Candle
When Goddess calls your name ...

In Norse mythology, Nótt (Old Norse "night") is night personified, grandmother of Thor. In both the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, Nótt is listed as the daughter of a figure by the name of Nörvi (with variant spellings) and is associated with the horse Hrímfaxi, while the Prose Edda features information about Nótt's ancestry.

In stanza 24 of the poem Vafþrúðnismál, the god Odin (disguised as "Gagnráðr") asks the jötunn Vafþrúðnir from where the day comes, and the night and its tides. In stanza 25, Vafþrúðnir responds:


Delling hight he who the day's father is,
but night was of Nörvi born;
the new and waning moons the beneficient powers created,
to count the years for men.

In stanza 14 of the Vafþrúðnismál, Odin states that the horse Hrímfaxi "draws every night to the beneficent gods" and that he lets foam from his bit fall every morning, from which dew comes to the valleys. In stanza 30 of the poem Alvíssmál, the god Thor asks the dwarf Alvíss to tell him what night is called in each of the nine worlds, whom "Nórr" birthed. Alvíss responds that night is referred as "night" by mankind, "darkness" by the gods, "the masker by the mighty Powers", "unlight" by the jötunn, "joy-of-sleep" by the elves, while dwarves call her "dream-Njörun" (meaning "dream-goddess").

In Sigrdrífumál, after the valkyrie Sigrdrífa is woken from her sleep curse by the hero Sigurd, Sigurd asks her name, and she gives him a "memory-drink" of a drinking horn full of mead, and then Sigrdrifa says a heathen prayer. The first verse of this prayer features a reference to the "sons of Dagr" and the "daughter of Nótt":

Hail to the Day! Hail to the sons of Day!
To Night and her daughter hail!
With placid eyes behold us here,
and here sitting give us victory.

In loving honor of NOTT, the Mistress of Might and Victory, this stunning black grandmother of thunder pillar candle is handcrafted with premium natural paraffin wax and pure cotton wick. Charged with pink rose petals, black jet and pink vintage German glass glitter, NOTT is generously scented with an original blend of oils including Vanilla Bean, Black Amber, and a symphony of exotic spices. A beautiful ornate brushed metal wrap is set with pink rhinestones and hangs on 2 levels of black twine.

Candle measures 2" x3". Each candle exhibits a uniquely mottled pattern, please allow for natural variation.

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