Author Archive: Hengest OR
One of the most common questions we get asked is how to get through “Christmas” when you are not a Christian. Well just take a look at what are considered the general trappings of “Christmas” and you will find that it all has origins in the pre-Christian past of our folk.
Blakey AOR of Frey’s Beacon Hearth in the Northwest of England made this Yule card featuring Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir and he also wrote the verse inside it.
Well done Blakey!
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.
This activity will help you to visualise your family tree. Here we show you 3 generations, but there is no reason that you should stop there. Talk to parents and grandparents and ask them how far back you can trace your family tree.
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.
A glossary for young folk (and their parents) of the names of many beings, places and things found in the Eddas.
Winter is a great time to spot animal tracks in mud or snow, but they can be seen all year round and it is great to look at an animal track and know which animal made it.
Games provide an atmosphere of passive learning. A good education incorporates both passive and active learning.
Active learning is where the mind is aware of the information and incorporates it through a systematic fashion.
Passive learning is more relaxed and often involves using actively learned information immediately.
In cooperation and conjunction with the OR Guardians page, we offer Health information specific to the Odinist family.
Although we are not doctors, we are whole health practitioners as well as experienced parents that have used each and every remedy or treatment personally.
The education of Our children is one of the most important jobs that we as Odinists can perform. Even if we choose to have our children educated through an outside source such as public/state/private schools, our children learn their truest lessons at home.
“Now is the time of awakening. The frosts are drawn back and the earth bursts again into green life. Life is color, warmth and light and the striving for these things. All that is holy we hail, hail to joy and life. May we know the timeless wisdom and strive to give strength and healing. Ostara, may your light shine from us, hail to you fruitful goddess, may we ever love your bounty. This is the time of remaking, the trees unfurl their new foliage. Soon will come the high Midsummer, and we will be reminded of a time years beyond recall, when Earth knew only summers: the dawn time. Sacred Ostara whispers to us of this time and a promise for a bright future we hear. Stir us to achieve that brightness.”
Thor fighting a frost giant.
This is how Odin sees our Goddess Ostara. He says his thoughts are based on the representation of Spring in the Disney animation “The Firebird” from Fantasia.
A whole range of addresses useful for homeschoolers and other parents.
In presenting this information we aim to give potential home schoolers as much information as possible regarding the legalities of educating their child outside of mainstream education.
We have an Acorn Hollow Home Educators discussion group where we discuss homeschooloing issues. We would love for you to come and join us!
We have been asked by several folks what curriculum we use for our kids and thought it would be nice to pass along the information to everyone!
These are books recommended by our families. If you would like to add to the list them please post your suggestions in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
This game has seen a demise in recent years due to the compensation culture and political correctness sweeping through our lands. It is banned in most British schools due to both fear of litigation should somebody get hurt and also because it is considered by the teaching establishment to have racist, imperialist undertones.
Kubb is a traditional outdoor Swedish game that is great fun for families, children or people who take the game more seriously.