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Asatru Ring Frankfurt & Midgard
Living with the Gods. Living for the Gods. Living through the Gods.

~ The Asatru-Songbook Online ~
               In cooperation with Odin´s Gift and Skaldenmet

The Rainbow Bridge

When Midgard was young yet, and mankind did pledge
Their troth to the High Ones, men asked for a bridge
To show Asgard´s presence with colorful ray;
All Aesir agreed to build part of the way.

Thor wielded his hammer - foundation was laid,
He forged from hot iron the first beam of red.
Next, beautiful Sif from her head took one hair
And yellow sprung up, shining golden and fair.

Their crafting could not even Loki undo,
But he secretly slipped orange between the two.
More fruitful and fertile than ever was seen,
Frey´s path was a field all resplendent with green;

From Odin´s old cloak came the colour and hue
To build on the bridge with mysterious blue;
Then Njord said: "At sunset is fairest the sea;
so purple and indigo´s offered by me."

A glorious arch then ascended the sky,
A luminous wonder to all who stood by -
Bright gift of the Aesir for man to behold,
brought to Midgard by Heimdall; by him they were told:

"The bold and the brave may make Bifrost their way,
But never the giants, to the end of all day !"

 © Michaela Macha – Asatru Ring Frankfurt & Midgard – www.asatruringfrankfurt.de

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