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Day to Day Heathenry

You’re a modern-day Viking, worshiping (honoring) the gods of your ancestors, gods of magic, battle, violence, wisdom, and poetry. You also go to work each day, take care of the kids, do chores around the house, deal with customers, bosses, … Continue reading

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Origins of Christmas (The story of Yule-tide)

The history of Yule as with most heathen and pagan festivals dates back into prehistory Continue reading

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Where to start your study

Welcome to Asatru.. The religion with homework! Continue reading

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All About Easter

Easter, Ostarra, Eostre. The exact origins of this religious tradition are disputed. Some sources claim the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. Some accounts trace Easter to the Latin term hebdomada alba, or … Continue reading

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Translations of the Havamal

For those that love to study the Havamal there are subtle differences in each translation. Take a look at some of the various translations of Verse 82 below. Do you agree or disagree with my interpretation? 2. Hollander Fell wood … Continue reading

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wights living in items

On the Heathen Kinship yahoo group, someone posed an interested question as to whether or not spirits (wights) could live in smaller items.. usually you hear of them associated with a house, boulder, or forest. here is my first bit … Continue reading

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The Nine Noble Virtues

A lesson on the Nine Noble Virtues Some of the qualities we hold in high regard are strength, courage, joy, honor, freedom, loyalty to kin, realism, vigor, and the revering of our ancestors. To express these things in our lives … Continue reading

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The Standing of Heathen Women

Some people might be under the mistaken idea that Asatru is dominated by men or is male-centric, since today in America there are so many outspoken organizations that have many male members and are headed by male priests (Godhis). However, … Continue reading

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The Traditions of Yule Tide

There are several traditions that we Asatruar practice around Yuletide.  That’s Christmas for you non-pagans out there.   The idea of Yule originated with our ancestors during a time when they worshiped the true gods of our people.  Before Christianity had … Continue reading

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Things used in Asatru, and their Meanings

Things, Signs, and their Meanings Alcohol – the preferred, though not a necessary, substance for ritual drinking, in whatever form. Traditional beverages were beer or ale, cider, mead, wine (common in Germany, rare in Scandinavia), and various mixtures of fruits, … Continue reading

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