Invocations to Various Deities for Children and Families

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Wonderful invocations for children and family use for the Gods: Odin, Heimdal, Baldur, Frey and Thor written by Sam Coles AOR.

Essential Skills - Advanced Life Support

By Rob M AOR The Rite has many members from different backgrounds and life experiences as well as differing forms of employment. This means we have a wealth of knowledge and practical skills that can only enhance our community and faith.…

Essential Skills - Navigation

By Rory OR In our modern world of GPS (global positioning system), satnav in vehicles and all kinds of electronic gadgetry it is easy for basic skills to be overlooked and forgotten. While these electronic devices can and do save lives and even smart phone apps can be useful in an emergency they are, at best, just a back up for a good solid knowledge base and a thorough understanding of the basics.

Navigating the Maelstrom – Part 2: Toddlers and Preschoolers

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By Hyndla OR In the prior article we covered our family’s experiences with infants. Whenever something is written, some things are forgotten, and I wanted to cover a few things before moving on to Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Navigating the Maelstrom - Part 1

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By Hyndla OR My purpose with these series of articles is to hopefully give parents my point of view on parenting and help them be better parents. I don’t intend to preach at parents or say my way is the best way, but I can say we have had much success and have raised our children from birth to maturity as Odinists. My sincerest hope is that it holds value for someone!

The Burgundians

In this short article I will talk about a little known Germanic people: the Burgundians. The Burgundians have played an important role in what became the modern Switzerland. Indeed the part of the Swiss settled by the Burgundians became the “Suisse Romande” (French speaking part of Switzerland). The German part of Switzerland was settled by another Germanic tribe, the Alamanni.

How to Tame Your Dragon

What do we mean by "dragon" and how and why is it important to "tame" it.

A Chain Made of Generations

Ancestor is a word we hear a lot in Odinism. At seasonal blots and special rituals such as a Naming, Profession or Bael we hear it and hopefully within your home you hear this term as well. So what does this word mean and why is it so important?

Defining Normal: Parenting children with special needs from a Folkish perspective.

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Finding out that your child is different or special needs can be a very difficult thing to accept. It’s normal to feel frustrated, overwhelmed, sad, and even experience feelings of guilt – that you somehow caused this on them. However it is important to keep focused on your child and what you can personally do help them overcome their obstacles.

An Edda Glossary for Children

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A glossary for young folk (and their parents) of the names of many beings, places and things found in the Eddas.

OR Year Word Walk

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Start the new year off with this fun printable to help you learn our Odinist names for the months. Try to figure out which of the months goes where and work your way from start to finish!