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  ASATRU (Norse Heathenism)
Asatru is frequently regarded as one of the Neopagan family of religions.
Asatru or Ásatrú is an Icelandic word which is a translation of the Danish word "Asetro." Asetro was "first seen in 1885 in an article in the periodical "Fjallkonan".
"Asatru" is a combination of "Asa" which is the possessive case of the word Æsir (Aesir) and "Tru" which means belief or religion.
www.religioustolerance.org /asatru.htm   (2065 words)

  
  Asatru (Norse/Germanic Paganism) - ReligionFacts
Asatru, the modern attempt to revive the old Norse faith, was founded by the Icelandic farmer Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson (1924–1993).
According to one Asatru website, similar communities were formed in the USA and UK at the same time as those in Iceland, each unaware of the existence of the others.
A central Asatru ritual is blot, which means sacrifice and may be connected with the word "blood." In place of traditional animal sacrifice, followers of Asatru offer mead (honey-wine), beer or cider to the gods.
www.religionfacts.com /a-z-religion-index/asatru.htm   (1624 words)

  
  FatherOak's Druidism - Envoking Spiritual Thought - Druidism vs Asatru   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Asatru is a religion with little theology and does not recognize a priest or clergy class.
Asatru practice a polytheistic religion, where the Gods are all regarded as living beings who are involved in human life.
Asatru groups today have religious or spiritual communities very much like that of todays Druid organizations and their clergy are called, Gothi (male), and Gythia (female).
www.fatheroak.com /Druidism_vs_Asatru.html   (226 words)

  
 Asatru - religious cults, sects and movements
Asatru is the original, or native, religion for the peoples who lived in these regions.
Asatru is the name by which the Norsemen called their religion.
The AFA was formed in 1994 as a successor to the Asatru Free Assembly, which dominated the Asatru scene in the United States from its inception in the 1970's until its dissolution in 1986.
www.apologeticsindex.org /a84.html   (1269 words)

  
 What is Asatru?
Asatru is the modern rebirth of the pre-Christian indigenous faith of the Norse peoples -- the ancestors of the Norwegians, Danes, Swedes, and Icelanders.
Asatru is one branch of the Teutonic family of beliefs, which includes the pre-Christian faiths not only of the Scandinavian peoples, but also the Anglo-Saxons who founded England, and the ancient German tribes such as the Goths, Franks, and Alemanni.
Asatru's adherents, however, are found in all parts of the United States and all walks of life.
www.gladsheim.org /whatis.html   (1093 words)

  
 Asatru   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Asatru is regarded as one of the Neo-Pagan religions.
Asatru has been based on the surviving historical record; it has been maintained as closely as possible to the original religion of the Norse people.
Asatru or Ásatrú is an Icelandic word, a translation of the Danish word Asetro.
www.magickalmeltingpot.com /Asatru   (871 words)

  
 What is Asatru?
Asatru is the re-awakening of the pre-Christian faith of Northern Europe and the old Germanic tribes.
Though Asatru is a widely accepted term for our traditions, within the tradition itself, it is a much debated term.
Some feel Asatru is exactly who and what they are, some feel that it does not quite fit with their lives.
www.wulfsgeist.com /njasatru.htm   (792 words)

  
 What Is Asatru?
Asatru is a living religion, currently practiced by a growing number of people throughout the world.
Asatru is separate from, and not connected to, any other religious faith (although there may be superficial similarities in some respects).
The Asatru Way of Life esteems: courage, honor, hospitality, independence (and liberty), individuality (with self-reliance and self-responsibility), industriousness (and perseverance), justice (including an innate sense of fairness and respect for others), loyalty (to family, friends, and the society of which one is a part), truthfulness, and a willingness to stand up for what is right.
www.thetroth.org /ourfaith/whatis.html   (436 words)

  
 Search The Llewellyn Encyclopedia and Glossary: Asatru
Asatru: Those who practice Asatru devote themselves to the Nordic, Germanic, and Icelandic Deities, and may do so to the exclusion of all other Deities by a voluntary covenant.
The ethical system is based on the writings of Edred Thorsson, who identifies Nine Noble Virtues and the Sixfold Goal as an ethical system.
Asatru: This term has been adopted to describe the modern restoration of the Germanic religion of Northern Europe.
www.llewellynencyclopedia.com /term/Asatru   (152 words)

  
 The Arcane Archive - Asatru FAQ Part 1
Asatru is the original or native religious belief for the peoples who lived in these regions.
Asatru is the name by which the Norsemen called their religion.
No. Asatru, as practiced by the Norse peoples, had so much in common with the religion of the other Germanic tribes, and with their cousins the Celts, that it may be thought of as one version of a general European religion.
www.arcane-archive.org /faqs/faq.asatru-.9502.php   (2498 words)

  
 Asatru   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To be able to function in society, all people have a responsibility to conduct themselves in such a way as to respect the rights of others.
Asatru does have a code by which we live.
Asatru is : A multi faceted path of freedom, spirituality, balance, and completeness.
eagle.webpipe.net /asatru.htm   (511 words)

  
 Swampy' Asatru 101 a basic description on what it is today
ASATRU Is the modern version of the religion that was practiced by the peoples of Northern Europe.
The clergy of ASATRU are known as Gothi(Priest) or Gythia(Priestess).
So to sum it up ASATRU is a very old religion as well as a modern one and its practiced in one form or other around the world.
www.angelfire.com /ga4/heroes/index.html   (394 words)

  
 Asatru Folk Assembly   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Asatru is an expression of the native, pre-Christian spirituality of Europe.
The word "Asatru" comes to us from Old Norse, the tongue of ancient Scandinavia, where it means "those loyal to the Gods." Since the ancient Scandinavian version of our Way is the best documented, it has given us much of Asatru's terminology and imagery.
The soul of Asatru, however, is not confined to the Scandinavian model, but encapsulates the belief of all the Germanic peoples.
www.runestone.org /flash/home.html   (478 words)

  
 Internet Book of Shadows: Asatru Resources
Sources and Resources for Asatru Organizations: The Asatru Alliance of Independent Kindreds P.O. Box 961; Payson AZ 85547 The Alliance is the linear descendent of the Asatru Free Assembly.
Applicants must subscribe to the membership requirements of the kindred of choice and uphold the bylaws of the Asatru Alliance." The Ring of Troth P.O. Box 18812; Austin TX 78760 The Ring of Troth was founded by Edred Thorsson.
World Tree is a service of the Asatru Alliance and carries a number of tapes and booklets as well as Thor's Hammers and statuary.
www.sacred-texts.com /bos/bos639.htm   (540 words)

  
 Asatru_Religion
A selection of works and essays describing the religion of Asatru, and more especially - the approach to it that Ravenswood follows in its practices and beliefs.
Some statements of purpose and philosophical musings with regard to our religion -
Some thoughts on Racism and Racialism in Asatru
members.iquest.net /~chaviland/asatru_religion.htm   (138 words)

  
 Asatru and Norse Paganism - Pagan
The Asatru faith holds the belief that someday there will be Ragnarok, a terrible battle between the Aesir and Jotnar in which many of the Gods will be killed, and the world will end and be reborn.
Nine noble virtues are held as main tenants of the Asatru Way of Life: courage, truth, honor, fidelity, discipline, hospitality, industriousness, self-reliance and perseverance.
There is no one leader in the Asatru faith movement, and many varied kindreds, the name given to the small groups of practitioners, can be found throughout Europe and North America.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art27438.asp   (544 words)

  
 Asatru and Heatenry
Heathenry (also called the Elder Troth or Asatru) is the pre-Christian tribal religion and culture of the Northern European peoples known variously as the Germanic tribes, the Teutonic tribes, or the Northern Europeans.
Asatru is a religion of honor, of family values, of respect for others, and the environment.
FornsiðR: Asa and Vaneesamfunder i Denmark: Asatru in Denmark
wodening.ealdriht.org /swain/asatru.html   (1086 words)

  
 Open Directory - Society:Religion and Spirituality:Pagan:Asatru   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Asatru is a living religion, currently practiced by a growing number of people across the globe.
Asatru is separate from, and not connected to, any other religious faith (although there may be superficial similarities in some respects).
A kindred is a rether informal group of asatruer who join together to, for instance, perform some rituals together.
dmoz.org /Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Pagan/Asatru/desc.html   (624 words)

  
 Answers about Asatru
Asatru is the original or native religious belief for the peoples who lived in these regions.
The so-called "barbarians" who followed Asatru (the Vikings, the various Germanic tribes, and so forth) were the source of our finest civilized traditions - trial by jury, parliaments, Anglo Saxon common law, and the rights of women, to name a few.
Asatru is the original, pre-Christian religion of the peoples of northern Europe.
www.asatru.org /asatru.html   (2815 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Asatru: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Nature of Asatru: An Overview of the Ideals and Philosophy of the Indigenous Religion of Northern Europe.
The Rune Primer is for those interested in a factual foundation on runes from an Asatru perspective, along with information and advice on further study, and candid reviews of the popular authors in the field." - S.
The scientists were joined in their claim by the Asatru Folk Assembly, a group that mixes pagan religion with neo-Nazi...
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Asatru&search-type=ss&tag=ezyguidewebin-20&index=books&link_code=qs&page=1   (1016 words)

  
 What is Asatru?
Asatru Alliance and a variety of lesser-known variations.
Asatru is a polytheistic faith, meaning that it honours a pantheon of gods
Asatru is focused on the worship of the Æsir and the Vanir, but it also
hometown.aol.com /_ht_a/xcalabr08/asatru2.html   (424 words)

  
 INGEBORG'S UNOFFICIAL ASATRU FAQ
Asatru (literally, "faith in the gods") is a modern reconstruction of the religion that the Germanic tribes practiced before their conversion to Christianity.
I've noticed that a lot of Asatru people are into "playing Viking": wearing Norse-style clothes in ritual, learning crafts that were common in the Viking Age, assuming Norse names.
It means that modern Asatru shouldn't be seen as a "warriors only" religion, and that people who can't die in battle shouldn't feel "doomed" for missing Valhalla.
www.erichshall.com /asanew/ingfaq.htm   (1874 words)

  
 Asatru
Asatru is a living religion, currently practiced by a growing number of people in the United States, Canada and elsewhere.
The Asatru Way of Life esteems: Courage, honour, hospitality, independence (and liberty), individuality (with self-reliance), industriousness (and perseverance), justice (including an innate sense of fairness and respect for others), loyalty (to family, friends and the society of which one is a part), truthfulness and a willingness to stand up for what is right.
Asatru, or some of its symbols, have unfortunately been taken up by white supremacists, and so some of its symbols are included on this Anti-Defamation League website.
www.pfpc.ca /info/traditions/asatru.html   (791 words)

  
 Norse Gods and Asatru
Asatru means "true to the gods," and is an Icelandic word for the religion of the old Germanic people, the ancestors of today's English, Dutch, Germans, Swedes, Norwegians, Danes and Icelanders.
But then, with more research, I discovered that there were some virilantly racist Asatru groups in the U.S., and decided that this was a can of worms I didn't care to open, so the matter was dropped for a month or so.
This rather romantic picture from the end of the 19th cenntury depicts Odin seated in Valhalla watching the einhejar (those of the slain chosen by Odin's battle maidens to join him in Valhalla (hall of the slain) to fight and party until the final showdown at Ragnarok.
meadhall.homestead.com /Asatru.html   (2979 words)

  
 About Asatru
It could also, therefore, be said that asatru is based on reverence for your ancestors, with the gods being the greatest and most powerful of our forebears.
There are complex interrelationships between all things (known within Asatru as "wyrd"; the overall concept of wyrd is similar to those of "fate" or "karma") and every word spoken, every act undertaken, has a weight with which it shapes your wyrd and the wyrd of those around you.
In addition to Asatru, there are several other reconstructionist northern European religions which commonly refer to themselves (and each other) by the blanket term "heathen".
www.sherohman.org /lore/aboutasatru.html   (1489 words)

  
 Ásatrú-U Beginner's Course -- Spring 2001 Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Asatru isn't for the faint of heart; it is for Men & Women who respect Freedom, of Association and Disassociation, of Speech and Belief, of Self and Kinfolk.
We hope to be of benefit to people new to Asatru and those who wish to read and compare notes and thoughts with others while taking responsibility for deciding what to believe.
The Asatru Daily Quiz mailing list is a list in which your quiz masters (Q.) at Asatru-DQ will quiz you each day onyour knowledge of the lore, culture and history of Asatru.
www.asatru-u.org /beginner/asau-beginner-outline.htm   (6055 words)

  
 Asatru & Nordic - Pagan
Unlike Wicca, which has evolved into many different traditions, the reconstruction of Asatru is based on surviving historical record; it´s been maintained as closely as possible to the original religion of the Norse people.
Asatru is a Nordic religion, one of the oldest Neo-Pagan belief systems to survive to the present.
The AFA was formed in 1994 as a successor to the Asatru Free Assembly.
www.bellaonline.com /subjects/3833.asp   (292 words)

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