Pagan child’s alphabet

A is Athame, the knife that we use.
B is for Beltaine, when partners we choose.
C is for Circle where we all are one.
 D is for Deosil, path of the Sun.
E  is for Esbat, when we gather round.
F  is for Fire and its crackling sound.
G is for the Goddess in beauty and love.
H  is for the Horned One, our Father of above.
I is for Imbolg, candles light the way,
 J is for June when it’s Midsummer’s Day.
 K is for Karma, the things that we do.
 L is for Lammas, harvest’s almost through!
 M is for Moon, riding way up so high,
 N is for Nighttime, which darkens the sky.
 O is for Ostara, when we hunt for eggs,
 P is for Pan, with hairy goat legs.
 Q is the Quarters and there are just four,
 R is for the Rites when we open the Door.
 S is for Samhain, end of the year,
 T is for Tarot cards, futures to hear
 U is Undines from the watery West,
 V is Vervain for protection and rest.
 W is Widdershins, the path of the moon.
 X is the sign that’s the sign of the God.
 Y is for Yule and the sun’s return,
 Z is the Zodiac, 12 signs to learn.


Copyright 1989, Breid Foxsong