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    Asatru Children's ABC
    by Nathan Pinkerton

    A is for Asgard, where the Gods spend their day.
    B is for Bifrost, between the worlds it lay.

    C is for Courage, the strength to overcome fear.
    D is for Day, she follows Night throughout the year.

    E is for Embla, the mother of us all.
    F is for Freyja, chooser of those who fall.

    G is for Gungnir, from its course it never strays.
    H is for Heimdall, his horn, Gjallar, he plays.

    I is for Iduna, keeper of the apples of gold.
    J is for Jormungand, around the earth, his tail he holds.

    K is for Kvasir, from his blood came inspiration.
    L is for Lore, the stories for our edification.

    M is for Mjollnir, Jotuns it smites.
    N is for the Norns, the Wyrd they write.

    O is for Odin, he, who Fenrir shall fight.
    P is for Protection, given by Thor's great might.

    Q is for Question, for knowledge to gain.
    R is for Ragnarok, when all begins again.

    S is for Sigurd, the slayer of the dragon.
    T is for Thor, thundering in his wagon.

    U is for Ullr, by whom the hunt is blessed.
    V is for the Vanir, by whom nature is dressed.

    W is for Wyrd, the web that connects all things.
    X is for Xenodochy and the Luck it brings.
    *(xenodochy = hospitality... you try thinking of an Asatru related
    word that begins with 'X')

    Y is for Yggdrasil, where Odinn hung alone.
    Z is for Zisa, by whom peace is sown.
    Lík börn leika best.

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    Asatru Children's ABC

    Asatru Children's ABC
    by Nathan Pinkerton

    A is for Asgard, where the Gods spend their day.
    B is for Bifrost, between the worlds it lay.

    C is for Courage, the strength to overcome fear.
    D is for Day, she follows Night throughout the year.

    E is for Embla, the mother of us all.
    F is for Freyja, chooser of those who fall.

    G is for Gungnir, from its course it never strays.
    H is for Heimdall, his horn, Gjallar, he plays.

    I is for Iduna, keeper of the apples of gold.
    J is for Jormungand, around the earth, his tail he holds.

    K is for Kvasir, from his blood came inspiration.
    L is for Lore, the stories for our edification.

    M is for Mjollnir, Jotuns it smites.
    N is for the Norns, the Wyrd they write.

    O is for Odin, he, who Fenrir shall fight.
    P is for Protection, given by Thor's great might.

    Q is for Question, for knowledge to gain.
    R is for Ragnarok, when all begins again.

    S is for Sigurd, the slayer of the dragon.
    T is for Thor, thundering in his wagon.

    U is for Ullr, by whom the hunt is blessed.
    V is for the Vanir, by whom nature is dressed.

    W is for Wyrd, the web that connects all things.
    X is for Xenodochy and the Luck it brings.
    *(xenodochy = hospitality... you try thinking of an Asatru related
    word that begins with 'X')

    Y is for Yggdrasil, where Odinn hung alone.
    Z is for Zisa, by whom peace is sown.
    Lík börn leika best.

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    • #3
      LOVE IT!!!!
      "I can stop trying to discover shortcuts or easy answers to why I feel dissatisfied at times. I am the only one who can make changes, right here and now."
      Dr William Brown

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      • #4
        Re: Asatru Children's ABC

        That's neat. I'll mail it to the godhi of the kindred I'm vaguely attatched to. His son is 3 months old now, so maybe this'll be useful.
        People turn to poison as quick as lager turns to piss

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        • #5
          Re: Asatru Children's ABC

          Cool, thanks for this!

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          • #6
            Re: Asatru Children's ABC

            Now I have to find or draw appropriate pictures and bind it for a solstice present for my daughter.
            Land of the Free because of the Brave.
            "Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment." Dag Hammarskjold
            "Children know the truth. Love is not an emotion. Love is behavior." Andrew Vachss

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            • #7
              quite interesting

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              • #8
                Actually, Asgard should be Åsgard, if you arnt using the norse form: Ásgarðr

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                • #9
                  I do believe it's using the anglicized Norse form.

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                  • #10
                    Well it says it for children - even then, they'd need to be reasonably bright! But then, they would be wouldnt they

                    The entire norse structure hung upon the Great Tree of existence - I mean the nine worlds where all the action seems to occur. Understanding that is quite a problem for most of us....

                    One group says that 'Asatru is a religion with homework'!

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                    • #11
                      I don't think this ABC thing is a very good idea. It's the same as what Christian families do by pushing their religion onto their children.

                      When I have children, I will teach them about the gods, don't get me wrong, but not in this way.

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                      • #12
                        The ABC simply presents information in a way that is easy to memorize for children. There is no pushing involved or needed here, children are simply unable to judge information. For example, I was not asked whether I liked the Latin alphabet and did not consider the question, I simply absorbed the information when my sister began learning it in school and brought her homework to me. Now I am in a position to judge whether it is "true", i.e. good and useful. The text would also fit in a history book for children about the faith of our ancestors. There is nothing wrong with it in my opinion.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Hauke Haien View Post
                          There is no pushing involved or needed here, children are simply unable to judge information. For example, I was not asked whether I liked the Latin alphabet and did not consider the question, I simply absorbed the information when my sister began learning it in school and brought her homework to me. Now I am in a position to judge whether it is "true", i.e. good and useful.
                          This is exactly my point. I don't want to push too much onto my children until they are able to understand. I know a lot of Christians who were raised by heavily religious parents and now all they talk about is God without even questioning the obvious fallacies of some of the things that the Bible says. I don't want my kids to be that way.

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                          • #14
                            So, how are you going to teach them anything? I think Christianity has made some people oversensitive about these issues. I also notice this among other atheists. There is no need to be ambiguous about your beliefs, children will disagree soon enough when they grow older. Those zombies you described are a result of pressure and emotional blackmail, not propagandistic nursery rhymes.
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                            • #15
                              my children won't have the religion pushed on them they will though be encouraged to learn of it though and yes while they are young i will teach them about the gods and other aspect of the religion in an age appropriate manner

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