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Prayers for Death Rituals

For many Pagans, death is merely one more step on the journey through our existence. Use one of these death prayers when you're leading or planning a ritual to say farewell to the dying.

A Prayer for the Dying
This prayer is one which may be said by or on behalf of a dying person, and addresses the need we have to feel at home in the last moments of life.

Prayer to Hel
In Norse mythology, Hel features as a goddess of the underworld. She was sent by Odin to Helheim/Niflheim to preside over the spirits of the dead, except for those who were killed in battle and went to Valhalla. It was her job to determine the fate of the souls who entered her realm.

Prayer to Anubis
This prayer honors the Egyptian god of the underworld, Anubis. He is honored as the god who takes our measure when we cross from this life into the next.

Prayer to the Deities of Death
At Samhain, the earth is growing cold and dark. It is a time of death, of endings and beginnings. This prayer honors some of the deities associated with death and the underworld.

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