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Asatru (Norse) Paganism



Ásatrú is a modern form of Germanic neopaganism reconstructed from Scandinavian sources, often classified as Heathenism. Practitioners seek to revive traditional pre-Christian belief traditions using Old Norse texts, folklore, and archaeological material. Different groups profess varying beliefs, but there is general commonality in connecting with old Norse deities, frequently through public rituals and the use of altars within the home.

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The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes (Hackett Classics)

"The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!) and well worth the wait.

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Modraniht: Mothers Honored During Norse Celebration

Modraniht, Mutternacht (Mother’s Night or Night of the Mother’s) was part of Germanic/Norse Winter solstice tradition. During this feast day, the ancestral founding women, grandmothers, mothers and caretaking women of the clan were honored, along with Frigg and local/geographical female deities.

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The Study Havamal: Original Old Norse - 3 English Translations - Journal

As it’s name states this book is meant for those in the Asatru & Heathen community who are looking to understand the words of Odin on a deeper level.

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What to Do When Racists Try to Hijack Your Religion

White supremacists are coopting Norse heathen symbols. Should the heathens ignore them? Protest them? Create a new theology?

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Ásatrú for Beginners: A Modern Heathen’s Guide to the Ancient Northern Way

Explore the ancient gods and goddesses of Ásatrú―and find your spiritual path Ásatrú is a spiritual belief system based around the pre-Christian folklore and mythology of Northern Europe.

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Understanding Viking Cultural Values through Norse Mythology

Our understanding of the Vikings’ cultural values comes not from any creed or explicit instructions handed down to us from this time period, but by inference from the values, norms, and oaths upheld and broken in the Norse myths and sagas. But, are those the correct representation?

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Thor Is Beating the Lutheran Church in a Battle for Believers in the Land of Fire and Ice

Ásatrú, first practiced by the early Vikings who trolled Iceland's eastern shores, is the country's fastest-growing religion—or spiritual movement.

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Ásatrú, the Old Norse Paganism Is the Fastest Growing and Largest Non-Christian Religion in Iceland

According to Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, the High Priest of Ásatrúarfélagið, the primary reason for the growing popularity of Óðinn and the old gods is the emphasis in Ásatrú on harmony and humility, especially in face of the things we cannot, and should not attempt to subvert and change, most...

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Runes for Beginners: A Guide to Reading Runes in Divination, Rune Magic, and the Meaning of the Elder Futhark Runes

The enigmatic nature of the runes is undeniable. In fact, the English word "rune" comes to us from the Norse word runa, which means "a secret," or "to whisper.

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Runes for Beginners: A Guide to Reading Runes in Divination, Rune Magic, and the Meaning of the Elder Futhark Runes

Everything You Need to Know to Begin Working With Runes The enigmatic nature of the runes is undeniable. In fact, the English word “rune” comes to us from the Norse word runa, which means “a secret,” or “to whisper.

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