Resources for our children: Norse themed books, games and coloring books oh my!

I was thrilled to see earlier today this post from Galina Krasskova, announcing that a Norse Gods coloring book is coming soon with illustrations of a variety of our Gods and Goddesses, featuring illustrations from Grace Palmer, who has been churning out a lot of devotional artwork for a number of deities from various pantheons over the course of the last few years.

Norse Gods Coloring Book with illustrations from Grace Palmer
Illustrations from Grace Palmer

To be a thriving religion, not only do we need artwork, we especially need ways for us to connect the next generation to those Gods and Goddesses as well. Through the years there’s always been a few more mainstream resources, and the odd unofficial resource shared word of mouth, but so many resources are hard to find. So for those who are interested, here are just some other resources…

BOOKS:

  • Colum’s Children of Odin
  • Colum’s Norse Gods & Heroes
  • D’Aulaire’s Norse Gods and Giants
  • D’Aulaire’s Book of Norse Myths (this may be a later printing of the other book???)
  • D’Aulaire’s Book of Trolls (not quite from our sagas, but derivative folk stories from that culture)
  • there’s a Dover Coloring Book: Norse Gods and Goddesses
  • Cotterell’s Norse Mythology (encyclopedic with illustrations)
  • Ferrie’s audiobook “Tales from the Norse Legends”
  • Picard’s Tales of the Norse Gods
  • Holland’s Norse Myths
  • Osborne’s Favorite Norse Myths
  • Philip’s Odin’s Family
  • Green’s Myths of the Norsemen
  • Chimo’s Stolen Thunder: A Norse Myth
  • Evan, Millard, and Matthew’s Usborne Illustrated Guide to the Norse Myths and Legends
  • Brown & Smith’s Favorite Norse Myths
  • Keary’s Tales of the Norse Warrior Gods
  • Lunge-Larsen’s Adventures of Thor the Thunder God

GAMES:

  • The game of strategy, Hnefatafl
  • It’s a bit hard to come by, but if you can find it the Viking Adventure Game, that I’ve been curious to play and see if it’s any fun is described as being “For ages 9 and up. Learn the history of the vikings as you sail your ship to far-off lands, conquering countries and winning treasures. Follow the treasure map to Asgard, fabled home of the Norse Gods. Ride the Rainbow Bridge to seek your Fate.”

FOR BABY:

Artisan Helles Teeth on Etsy sells a wide variety of items for baby, such as teething rings (in the shape of Thor’s Mjollnir, Odin’s horse Sleipnir that was birthed into being by Loki, and the Midgard Serpent), and onesies featuring her designs as well.

P.S. And for the Hellenics out there, Krasskova also mentions there’s a Hellenic Gods Coloring Book in the works too!

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