- Morrigan, thou Crow of Battle, I call on thy name,
- And on the name of Badb, and the name of Macha,
- And on the names of all the spirits in the red domain,
- To shield me in the battle to come,
- To shield me in the battle to come.
- When the mouth shall be closed,
- When the eye shall be shut,
- When the breath shall cease to stir,
- When the heart shall cease to beat,
- When the heart shall cease to beat.
- When I put my foot into the barque
- That shall take me to that distant shore,
- O Morgan, priestess of Avalon, shield thou my spirit,
- O Elaine the fair, pillow my head in your lap.
- O Nimue, wisdom's daughter, guide my spirit craft!
- The Three Queens to accompany my departure!