Eponalia: Prayer for Epona-Rigantona by Potia

Patterns and practices of devotion often change as practice deepens or varies over time. The first version of this prayer was written in May 2015 and published in the devotional anthology “The Grey Mare on the Hill”. I have continued to used this prayer in my own devotions and the third verse in particular has developed. Here I share the version I currently use.

Hail Epona Rigantona! Rigantona Epona Hail!

Epona of Horses, I praise you!
Rigantona of the Land, I praise you!
Epona of Sovereignty, I praise you!
Rigantona of Journeys, I praise you!
Epona of Stables, I praise you!
Rigantona of the Otherworld, I praise you!
Epona, Great Mother, I praise you!
Rigantona of the Singing Birds, I praise you!
Epona Rigantona, guide, guardian and teacher, I praise you!

Epona of Horses, I honour you!
Rigantona of the Land, I honour you!
Epona of Sovereignty, I honour you!
Rigantona of Journeys, I honour you!
Epona of Stables, I honour you!
Rigantona of the Otherworld, I honour you!
Epona, Great Mother, I honour you!
Rigantona of the Singing Birds, I honour you!
Epona Rigantona, guide, guardian and teacher, I honour you!

Epona of Horses, I thank you for your presence in my life.
Rigantona of the Land, I thank you for the stability in my life.
Epona of Sovereignty, I thank you for the choices you bring to my life.
Rigantona of Journeys, I thank you for your guidance through my life.
Epona of Stables, I thank you for the security in my life.
Rigantona of the Otherworld, I thank you for the mysteries in my life.
Epona, Great Mother, I thank you for your nurturing presence in my life.
Rigantona of the Singing Birds, I thank you for the beauty you bring to my life.
Epona Rigantona, guide, guardian and teacher, I thank you for being with me through my life.

Hail Epona Rigantona! Rigantona Epona Hail!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Kris Hughes says:

    I love this! It reminds me a bit of what I used to call my “Rosary of the Hay”. I would go out feeding hay, spreading it out it lots of tiny piles for my herd. With each bit I dropped I would say the name of one of the horse goddesses. “Blessed be the name of Epona. Blessed be her holy name! Blessed be the name of Rhiannon. Blessed be her holy name!” and so on, including Macha and Rigantona, repeating and repeating as I went around.

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    1. Sounds like a lovely ritual particularly for your own herd 🙂 When I worked at an event yard down in Hertfordshire one of our winter tasks was putting out the hay for the youngsters who wintered out. I didn’t know anything about Paganism or Polytheism at the time but can see how a devotional element could easily be added.

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