asatru

Asatru is a modern revivalist movement centered around the reconstruction and practice of pre-Christian Norse paganism and mythology. The term “Asatru” is derived from Old Norse and means “faith in the gods.” Followers of Asatru seek to reconnect with the ancient beliefs, deities, and traditions of the Norse people. The religion revolves around the worship of gods and goddesses such as Odin, Thor, Freyja, and others, as well as the veneration of ancestral spirits and nature. Asatru rituals often involve blót (sacrificial feasts), reading of sacred texts, and ceremonies tied to seasonal cycles. The revival of Asatru gained popularity in the 20th century, particularly in Scandinavian countries and among people with an interest in Norse mythology and history. It offers a way for modern individuals to connect with their ancestral roots and embrace the spiritual practices of their Norse forebears.