A Nordic Yule blessing.
Beneath the tree of light and life,
a blessing at this season of Jul!
To all that sit at my hearth,
today we are brothers, we are family,
and I drink to your health!
Today we do not fight,
We bear no one ill will.
Today is a day to offer hospitality
to all that cross my threshold
in the name of the season.
House of the Winter Solstice
"Tomte's Cottage" or troll cottage, Swedish Institute
Trolls play an important part in Swedish and Norwegian folklore. Read more at http://www.ingebretsens.com/culture/traditions/legend-of-nisse-and-tomte