New Song! Seeking Odr

The other day while driving home, a new song for Freyja dropped into my head. When I got home, I holed up with my tablet to work out the verses, and a few hours later I had the whole thing done! I may still tweak a word or two here and there, maybe add one more verse for worlds missed, but this is pretty much it.

An MP3 of me singing it has been shared first with my Patreon subscribers, as promised. 😉

Seeking Odr

Fire and tears, salt sea and memories
of golden years that sing to the stars.
Mardoll flies on wings of a falcon through
stormy skies, to find Her love.

You are lost, I am found
Well and Tree and Nornir cry
Love and reason, come unwound
And know not why.”

“You are free, I am bound
To a wand’ring spirit’s side
Grave or grieve, on holy ground
I abide.”

Well of Wyrd, He swung like a sailor
for nine long nights, entwined with the Tree.
Bleeding, bound, He sought as a Siedhmadhr
mysteries no other could see.

She returned to loose ropes and promises
broken by a fate unknown.
None could name the man left before Her,
and none could say where Odr had gone.


Asgard rises, towering temples,
above the Tree, beyond the skies.
Frigga sighs, but says not a word to Her.
Heimdall frowns as Mardoll cries.

Vanaheim, the heart of Her people,
to Heide’s home the goddess goes.
How could he be lost to Ginnungagap?”
Long They speak but no one knows.


Nifflheim the northern mountains,
on Skadhi’s hold as Horn She calls.
“Have you seen the man I call husband?”
but no such man had seen Her hall.

Jotunheim, the largest of lodgings,
by Giants made in eastern wilds.
Utgard Loki heard what had happened,
but knew no news for Hertha’s child.


Ljosalfheim, to counsel with Alflord
The Lady goes, when wisdom fails.
“How shall I be merry without him?”
Her brother holds Her as She wails.

Svartalfheim, the mines of the Duergar,
Her crafty Dwarves may have what She needs.
“No device can measure your grieving
But Hella’s halls have heard your deeds.”


Beneath the tree, the land of the Ancestors,
Mardoll seeks the Lady Hel,
Loki’s daughter, Queen of the underworld.
If Odr died, She’d know well.

Hella sympathized with the Vanadis,
“Golden tears you’ve cried so long.
You’ve the right to choose from the fallen,
But none can choose a spirit flown.”

“You are found, he is lost.
You must let the madness fall.
Pain abounds, and wisdom’s cost
Comes to us all.”

“He is bound, you are free,
though your tears may leave you blind.
Yet his name and legacy
are left behind.”

Fire and tears, salt sea and memories
of golden years that sing to the stars.
Mardoll flies on wings of a falcon through
stormy skies, to mourn Her love…


About EmberVoices

Ember Cooke has been a member of Hrafnar and Seidhjallr for more than a decade, where she trained to be a Seidhkona, Galdrakona, and Gythia. She founded the Vanic Conspiracy and made ordination vows to the Vanir and her congregation in the summer of 2013. She has contributed to several publications on Heathen and Northern Pagan subjects and regularly presents rituals and workshops at festivals. Her personal practice is more diverse, as the Vanir have lead her into cross-training and service for the wider Pagan community. This has including medium and servitor training in American Umbanda, clergy training with the Fellowship of the Spiral Path, and jail ministry for local counties. She holds a BA with honors in Religious Studies from Santa Clara University. Ember has lived all her life in the south San Francisco Bay Area, and is intimately bound to the valley of her birth.
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2 Responses to New Song! Seeking Odr

  1. Hey, mind if I put this on my Freya blog under poems and songs/Odr?

    Liked by 1 person

    • EmberVoices says:

      As long as you credit me, consider permission granted for all such poems and songs by me!

      If there’s another creator involved, please get their permission too, but by default I prefer to release my devotional poetry and music under Creative Commons Non Commercial use.


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