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Turuhalme Prayer

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Turuhalme Prayer

Post by Niennildi Oarnen »

Just found this in my files. I adapted/created this Turuhalme prayer from an All  Saint's Day Catholic prayer I stumbled across this past fall in reading about the history of All Saint's Day.

Turuhalme Prayer

My Creator Eru,
bestow Thy blessings and Thy mercies
on all persons and on those souls who abide in the Halls of Mandos
for whom I am in charity, gratitude, or friendship bound
and have the desire to pray. Amen


I called it Turuhalme Prayer based on the BOLT reference to the tale telling of the war stories. This reference made me think the holiday had a strong connection to remembering the dead (a discussion from the old board that should perhaps be reposted).



edited to correct Halls of Mandos
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I like this prayer. :D  I also agree that Turuhalme has a very Samhain-like feel.
"The time of Moonsheen has passed. The noontide of the dominion of Men is waning. Soon will come the era of Starshine. And the ages will partake of both; the grace of Moonsheen and the glory of the Days of the Sun" -Mormeril
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Thank you for your kind words, Ellenar.
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Turuhalme is very much about the Ancestors, and so is Yule amongst the Heithinn folk.  Turuhalme and Yule are very similar, in that in both, there is the Fire and the telling of Tales.  And most often, tales of the Ancestors, of their deeds and their struggles and so forth. 
And yes Ellenar both versions of the holiday have a Samhain-like feel.  In the Norse traditions, it is the time when Odin rides with the Wild Hunt (being very much similar to the Celtic notions of the 'Wild Hunt').

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Post by Niennildi Oarnen »

Ellenar, you've mentioned the Samhain feel before.

Lomelindo, thank you for your additional insights about Turuhalme from the perspective of your tradition. I am going to reproduce your comments in the Nature of Turuhalme thread, where brought up the information from the archives. If you have anything else to add, add it there.
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