We are happy to be guests in Upper Lusatia. Here, where the Spree rises from the rocky earth in three springs, we are allowed to conduct the naming ceremony for Frieda Johanna in the morning.
Yet more guests arrive in the afternoon. Happy children’s laughter resounds across the ceremony square, heralding another highlight – Karl Friedrich’s youth celebration!
As the autumn sun shines golden on the ceremony site, the three Norns place themselves in our midst and open the consecration hour.
The holy three women – Urd, Verdandi and Skuld – symbolise the life cycle of becoming, being, passing away and being reborn. They knot and observe the fate of all people. This is also the case with Karl Friedrich, who wanders through his entire life during the ceremony. Brave and persevering, he proves himself in competitions, demonstrates himself clever and shows himself to be a generous friend.
As a result, the boy receives precious gifts. These gifts are supposed to protect him, give him wise advice and guide him safely through life.
Even Thor, the weather god, makes his appearance at the ceremony with a light rumble of thunder. He greets us with affection and makes sure that the rain clouds pass us by quickly. In this way the solemn ceremony flies by. At the end, Karl Friedrich is proudly embraced by his parents and by his family.
We would like to thank Karl Friedrich, his parents Isabell and Martin and all the guests for a truly fantastic day! It was a great pleasure to accompany your young man into this new phase of his life. Dear Karl Friedrich, we wish you all the best for your future. Always be patient, self-confident and far-sighted!