Nerthus: “The Sacred Wain”, by Pollyanna Jones. From the book “Gods of the Germanic Peoples”, vol.2, p. 402.

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By sail and by row
to the island we go.
By sail and by row
to the island we go.

On a hidden island
          near a secret lake,
lives Nerthus our goddess
          we never will forsake.

On an open wagon,
          drawn by two strong cows,
She leaves her holy grove
          rememb’ring our vows.

By sail and by row
to the island we go.
By sail and by row
to the island we go.

As long as she’s driving
          there’s mirth all in the land
No weapon will be raised then,
          ’cause peace is her demand.

We are a seven tribes
          all represented here,
to venerate the goddess,
          we feel her very near.

By sail and by row
to the island we go.
By sail and by row
to the island we go.

In her we are united,
          it brings us really close.
With words we solve our conflicts
          in stead of to oppose.

The Longbeards and Suevi
          we learned them to respect us,
The name of our goddess,    
          prevents them to agress us.
    
By sail and by row
to the island we go.
By sail and by row
to the island we go.

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