The Blood Omen
(as translated from original text)
And when She carries Her child it can be heard, as it were the knocks of a wormwood beetle; come and see. Behold the earthen beds of Her garden; and the blossoms that grew once were colorful: and now lay dead; the soil bleeding.
And when She carries Her child it can be heard, as it were the call of a barred owl; come and see. Behold the lodging given unto Her that she lives therein to take shelter; and that She should sleep for many a season is twice stricken by the warmth of Thor.
And when She carries Her child it can be heard, as it were the song of the coyotes; come and see. Behold lo, the corpse candles; those that flicker. And hang above the land when it is hidden by the darkness; two measures for her; and three measures for him.
And when She carries Her child it can be heard, as it were the caw of the crows; come and see. And behold a murder; and they fall from the heavens, as the power of flight is taken from their wings. And as they drop dead upon the ground Kermes’ hail descends from Elysium.
And when She carries Her child it can be heard, as it were the shrieks of a fisher cat; come and see.
Behold the coffer of treasures that were assembled for the Beauty of mankind, and for the memories they possess; Their walls are shattered by the echo of Mjölnir, the remnants collected by He who doth not judge and whose own blood remains upon and within.
And when She carries Her child it can be heard, as it were the screeches of the hawk; come and see. And a black serpent from the blossom’s earthen bed slithers upon the ground beneath Her feet
And from under the cover She opens Her eyes from slumber to find it upon Her chest; tongue flickering against Her lips that She should speak as it is fulfilled.
And when She welcomes Her child, twenty-one days before the date, lo, there is a great pool of crimson as the Moon sheds Her blood and He withdraws behind the curtains. And all the children are murdered before their birth by the hand of Eir; and all the mothers, and all the sisters, and all the daughters say to the child, Take us within, and merge with us for the Great Day of Vengeance is come; and none shall be able to stand against thee.
And when She welcomes Her child, before the Sun is at its peak, there is silence about the space of thirty breaths. And the Ancestors which stood before The Mighty Ones; and to them were given Her child. And Her child does not cry, bearing the Mark of Blood; is given much power that shall be harnessed within, a timeless and everlasting power that is irrefutably attributed to Spirit within the blood. The child which bears the Mark shall merge Spirit and Blood and pour it out upon Midgard avenging the wrath of The Mighty Ones upon mankind.