The Litany Project

The paper edition of the second edition of A Litany for the Many Dead can be bought on <a href=https://www.amazon.com/Litany-Many-Dead-hundred-more/dp/B086Y5LHVV/ref=sr_1_2?crid=I4ZC6EOS4125&dchild=1&keywords=a+litany+for+the+many+dead&qid=1586842928&sprefix=a+litany+to+the+many%2Caps%2C368&sr=8-2>Amazon US.

A Procession for the Many Dead is a virtual ritual based on the Litany, which is now available to play as a Twine game.

In this space, I will be adding new verses, written by (I hope) others and by myself; accounts of people's use of the Litany in ritual and memorial.

It is my hope that people who submit verses will be willing to not only give permission for them to be posted to this website, but to release them under a Creative Commons - Attribution, Non-Commercial license. This will allow me to eventually, when there are enough verses, to release a companion volume containing these verses, with all proceeds to go to charity.


New verses by others:

We pray to the Autistic Dead
You who found great wonder in unusual things
You who saw patterns where others saw none
May you find acceptance at last
We pray to the Autistic Dead
-Alexeigynaix (CC-BY NC)

We pray for the childless dead
You who left no issue of blood to honor your names,
by your own choice or that of the gods.
May you be remembered by all humanity.
We pray for the childless dead.
-Terence P Ward (CC-BY NC)

We pray for the Missing Dead
Who were lost and never found
Leaving families grieving with no answer
In an unmarked resting place
We pray for the Missing Dead
-Kyle McKenzie

We pray to the Poetic Dead
You whose art spoke your truth
You whose art changed your world
May your work speak to us
We pray to the Poetic Dead
-Alexeigynaix (CC-BY NC)

We pray to the Polytheist Dead
You who lived long ago
When all the world knew of many Divinities
May our traditions rise as strong as yours
We pray to the Polytheist Dead

We pray to the Polytheist Dead
You of the immediate past
Who were mocked and reviled for your religions
May our traditions rise strong in your memory
We pray to the Polytheist Dead
-Alexeigynaix (CC-BY NC)

New Verses by Rebecca Lynn Scott:

We pray to the COVID-19 Dead
The pandemic swept the world
And you were swept away in it
You are all missed dearly
We pray to the COVID-19 Dead

[As with the rest of A Litany to the Many Dead, the verses written by Rebecca Lynn Scott are released under a Creative Commons Attribution - Non-Commercial license. You can use them, adapt them, remix them, just don’t use them in anything you charge money for without permission, and DO attribute them to Rebecca Lynn Scott. Other verses belong to the authors, and you must seek their permission. If I can, I'll put you in touch.]

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