Persephone Yavanna the Entwife (theentwife) wrote,
Persephone Yavanna the Entwife
theentwife

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The hills are alive with the sound of runesong

Stuff like this is one of the reasons I get such a kick out of being a member of lokeans, which is where I snagged this filk from. I thought this was a pretty good mnemonic for the Futhark, even if it is a bit kitschy.

Loki must've been laughing like crazy when this got posted by one of his fangrrrrls . . .

(To be sung to the tune of "Do-Re-Mi" from The Sound of Music)

FEHU, a cow, a Holstein cow,
URUZ, a mightly longhorn bull,
THURISAZ, a mean and monstrous giant,
ANSUZ, the Gods on high who rule,
RAIDHO, a journey on your bike,
KENAZ, a torch that you employ,
GEBO, a present that you like,
That will bring you WUNJO, joy, joy, joy, joy. . .

HAGALAZ is hail, the whitest grain,
NAUDHIZ, a deep and pressing need,
ISA is ice, a frozen lake,
JERA, the harvest grows from seed,
EIHWAZ, the strong and mighty yew,
PERTHRO, a gamble lost or won,
ELHAZ, shield-maidens warding you,
SOWILO is the blazing sun, sun, sun, sun. . .

TIWAZ, the God of justice high,
BERKANO, the birch's greenest bough,
EHWAZ, a horse, a yearling colt,
MANNAZ, in Midgard here and now,
LAGUZ, the lake with stormy spray,
INGWAZ, the God so fair and fine,
DAGAZ, the dawning of the day,
OTHALA is the land that's mine, mine, mine, mine.

Now you've learned the Runes and know your doom!!


(Last line modified by me since I thought it went better with the tune.)
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