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Ásatrú is frequently regarded as one of the Neopagan family of religions. That family includes Wicca, Celtic Druidism, and re-creations of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and other ancient Pagan religions. However, many Ásatrúar prefer the term "Heathen" or "Pagan" rather than "Neopagan;" they look upon their tradition as "not just a branch on the Neopagan tree" but as a separate tree. Unlike Wicca, which has gradually evolved into many different traditions, the reconstruction of Ásatrú has been based on the surviving historical record. Its followers have maintained it as closely as possible to the original religion of the Norse people.

Asatru or 'satr' 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". The next recorded instance was in "Hei'inn si'ur ' 'slandi" ("Heathen traditions in Iceland.") by 'lafur Briem (Reykjav'k, 1945)." It means "belief in the ?i>sir," the Gods. "Ásatrú" is a combination of "Asa" which is the possessive case of the word 'sir (Æsir) and "Tru" which means belief or religion.

Throughout Scandinavia the religion is called Forn Si'r (which means the Ancient way or tradition), Forn sed (the Old custom), Nordisk sed (Nordic custom), or Hedensk sed (Pagan custom). Other names are:

Norse Heathenism, Germanic Heathenism, the Elder Troth, the Old Way, Asetro, Vor Si r (our way), Forn Si r (Ancient way), Forn sed (the old custom), Nordisk sed (Nordic custom), or Hedensk sed (Pagan custom), Odinism or Folkish 'satr'.

The religion's origin is lost in antiquity. At its peak, it covered all of Northern Europe. Countries gradually converted to Christianity. In 1000 CE, Iceland became the second last Norse culture to convert. Their prime motivation was economic. Sweden was ruled by a Pagan king until 1085 CE.

Icelandic poet Goði Sveinbjorn Beinteinsson promoted government recognition of Asatru as a legitimate religion; this status was granted in 1972. Since the early 1970's, the religion has been in a period of rapid growth in the former Norse countries, as well as in Europe and North America.

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Exploring The Rune Mysteries. by Uruzz Tyrburr 1 Reply

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Old Norse people drank wine 3,000 years ago By: Asbjørn Mølgaard Sørensen

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Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 4, 2014 at 2:32pm

Håkon Haraldsson

Týr ~ The original Germanic god of war and the patron god of justice
The precursor of Odin, who at the time of the Vikings had to make way for Odin, who became the god of war himself. Tyr was by then regarded as Odin’s son (or possibly of the giant Hymir). He is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. Tyr is represented as a man with one hand, because his right hand was bitten off by the gigantic wolf Fenrir (in old-Norse, the wrist was called ‘wol).

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 1, 2014 at 6:22pm

Håkon Haraldsson

The AXE OF PERUN
Perun is the mightiest of all Slavic gods, god of princess and knights, invincible warrior, the creator of the thunder and lightning. He maintains order in the Universe, gives victory in the battle and protects the state and the rulers. Of all the gods, he has the closest relationship with the mankind, and as a very powerful god he was honored even by non-Slavic people. Perun's weapons are rod, bow, arrows (lightning) and the AXE which is his most significant mark – he hits bad people and ghosts with it.

PERUNOVA SEKIRA
Perun je najmoćniji slovenski Bog, Bog knezova i vitezova, nepobedivi ratnik, tvorac munje i groma. On štiti državni poredak, održava red u Vaseljeni, pruža pobedu u bitkama. Od svih božanstava, on je u najneposrednijoj vezi sa ljudima, a kao izuzetno moćan Bog poštovan je čak i kod neslovenskih naroda. Naoružan je štapom, lukom, strelama (munjama) i sekirom koja je njegovo najvažnije obeležje, njome gađa zle ljude i duhove.

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 1, 2014 at 1:31pm
Viking Age weaving loom
Viking Age working centred around the home - the weaving house
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 1, 2014 at 12:37am

~~ Ran ... Giant Norse Goddess of the Sea ~~

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 31, 2014 at 7:51pm

Asatru:


Asatru is frequently regarded as one of the neo-pagan family of religions. That family includes Wicca, Druidism, and re-creations of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and other ancient Pagan religions. However, many Asatruers prefer the term "heathen" or "pagan" rather than "neo-pagan;" they look upon their tradition as "not just a branch on the Neopagan tree" but as a separate tree. Unlike Wicca, which has gradually evolved into many different traditions, the reconstruction of Asatru has been based on the surviving historical record. Its followers have maintained it as closely as possible to the original religion of the Norse people. During the early part of the 20th Century, the National Socialist Party in Germany attempted to pervert Asatru by grafting parts of the religion onto Nazis racist beliefs. Today, some neo-Nazis groups are attempting to continue the practice.

http://spiritwalkministry.com/
>Levi/span>

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 31, 2014 at 7:50pm

Teutonic (Nordic) Tradition:

From ancient times the Teutons have been recognized as a group of people who speak the Germanic group of languages. A Teutonic Witch finds inspiration in the traditional myths and legends and in the Gods and Goddesses of the areas where these dialects originated. can come from English, Dutch, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish traditions. Also known as the Nordic tradition; sometimes separated into a different part of neo-paganism far different from Wicca.
>Levi/span>

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 31, 2014 at 3:26pm

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 31, 2014 at 3:23pm

Govan Stones: The Viking-Age treasures:


The Govan Stones are a collection of 31 recumbent grave stones, hogback stones and one remarkable sarcophagus from this period of history when warfare instigated by the Norse transformed the political landscape of Britain.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-18172678
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Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 31, 2014 at 2:24pm
Heimdall
Heimdall is the seventh, called the white Ase.
He knows a great and holy by him is known,
As he was born in wonderful time already:
Nine mothers he was Mage, nine sisters, he was the son.
Him contributed nine of the sisters, comes from vast country,
the friede famous Asen, there at the edge of the earth:
Gelf, Griffin, Eistla, Urgeba, wolfrun, Angeia, Are,
Atla and Eisensaxa gave birth to the child. "
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 31, 2014 at 11:22am

Jonathan Andrews 9:08in the evenin' Jan 30
A Song For Thor

Thor, before the sun will come and rise above the fjords-
Upon your chariot you will ride to meet the Jotun hordes-
Forevermore these monsters ride to harry Asgard's borders-
But this day all their chieftains will fall-

Mightiest of all the Gods, mountain crusher, Serpent foe-
Wherever mighty Mjolnir strikes the strongest bolt of Lightning goes-
With your iron gloves gripping handle shaft with pride-
Screaming out to blackened skies "Onward we shall ride"

With every year ye know no fear, forever growing in might-
Eternal Tempest break the Clouds, banishing skraelings born of the night-
Hammer forged by Dwarves who's skill did rival Weyland's work-
With Sacred Belt dear Friend, ride on, Protecter of this Earth-

Companion, Friend, Asa-God, Brave leader through the Storm-
True Honor, courage, driving forth 'till Ragnarok is born-
Your glory never fading, through deed and might, prevail-
Through Wintermoon and Summersun, long live Thor, we hail!

 

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