Yule is Coming!

Yule is a time to celebrate the cycle of the year and the chance for new beginnings. When the Earth goes to ground in the dark of the Solstice, we trust that the Sun will return and bring with it growth and renewal. It is a time for new beginnings! Do you celebrate Yule? If so, please tell us about it in the forum.

Odin

If you have heard anything about Asatru as a religion, you have probably heard of Odin. He is pretty important to the religion, and thus, to the worlds. He and His brothers have been around longer than the worlds. It will do you good to get to know Him.

About the Gods

Asatru is a polytheistic religion. That means that we believe in more than one god. If you aren't used to that, the concept may be a little difficult to grasp. You may ask what are these gods and what do they do? You may really want to know how to relate to them. These are all good questions and I hope to get you on your way to understanding.

Veterans Day 2012

In the United States, November 11 is Veterans Day. It is a day to remember those who served in the military during war and peace, and being thankful for their efforts to keep the citizenry of the U.S. safe and defend the Constitution.

Some Asatru people don't always feel as though they are really part of American society. This is usually due to the strong presence of Christianity in its various forms and the way it permeates American culture. You may even wonder if these soldiers are really defending us or if we are just incidental in their defense of a Christian America.

How to Worship Vidar

Hail Vidar the Silent!
Hail Vidar the Wolf Ripper!
Hail Vidar the Far Seer!

You may be wondering how one goes about worshipping a deity whose primary tendency is to stare off into the future to a time when he will rip a monster wolf in half from the jaws back. That can be a tricky one. Fortunately, it is not that difficult.

Asatru University

It started (will start?) as an online coalition of Asatru parents, teachers, and home-schoolers. They exchange techniques, educational resources, and support for educating the Asatru children both outside and in addition to the typical education systems. This helps prepare their kids for life better than public schools can.

How to Tell if I Belong to Asatru

Often get asked how one can tell if Asatru is the correct religion to follow.

A Few General Ideas

First, in Asatru, there is no requirement that everyone join in. We believe that the nature of the universe is what it is regardless of whether you believe in it. Where you go in the afterlife will be determined by your character and not by platitudes. From this point of view, you are sort of an Asatru person whether you believe it or not.

The League of Forseti

Vidar whispers of the League of Forseti. The group started, or will start, with a group of Asatru law students devoted to the God of Justice. They quickly found that they had to keep their association with the League quiet for professional reasons, but they grew anyway.

Through use of the Internet, the League continued to grow, adding more law students at more locations.

Preparing for Christmas

(NOTE: This article originally appeared on the old version of this web site. This is why it suggests that Yule is about over even though it isn't at this time.)

For the Asatruar, Yule is almost over. Hopefully, you have had time to think about the coming year and maybe make some plans. I would like you to take some time to think about how you will handle next year's Christmas celebration by the Christians.

The New Forum

As you may have noticed, the forum is available. This is for the Asatru community to discuss and contribute as they feel. Please feel free to apply yourself.

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