Asatru

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Asatru (or Ásatrú) is a religion which believes in the ancient Germanic spirits and Gods. It was officially recreated in the 1970s in Iceland, but its roots go back many thousands of years. The name comes from two words in a language called Old Norse. It means "faith in the Æsir." The Æsir are the Germanic gods.

A person who practices Asatru is called an Asatruar, and is sometimes referred to as a heathen. If someone wants to talk about two or more followers of Asatru, they would say that they are Asatrufolk. Sometimes Asatru is also called Odinism, Wodinism, Wodanism, Wotanism or Germanic (neo)paganism.

Gods and Goddesses[change | edit source]

Asatru is a polytheistic religion in which various goddesses and gods are worshipped. The most prominent are Thor, Odin, Freya, Frigg, Freyr, Tyr, and Heimdall.

Festivals[change | edit source]

Major holidays revolve around the changing seasons with Yule being the most important. It is celebrated in late December and continues for twelve days.

Festival Date
Disting First new moon in February
Ostera 21rst of March
Waluburgis Night 31rst of April to 1rst of May
Midsummer 21rst of June
Freyfest 21rst of August
Fallfeast 21rst of September
Harvestfeast 31rst of October
Yule 19th of December to 1rst of January

The sacred calender of the Asatru

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