How Does a God Choose You?

Because I am a gothi dedicated to a specific deity, folks sometimes ask how a God chooses a person. Unfortunately, that is not a simple question and yet, there is a sort of simple answer.
At no time did I ever think of Vidar as choosing me. I always saw things as me hanging around so much that He just decided He should make use of me. That may or may not be how it happened; Gods are difficult to read most of the time.

What about the Children?

Many of us would have been better off financially in life if we had started learning about it as children. Unfortunately, the most education that many of us got was a brief section here or there as part of some class. There really should be more to it than that.

The people who are most responsible for the education of the children are the children's parents or guardians. Sure, these folks may not have the best education for this stuff themselves, but they must still try to make sure that the kids learn enough at the right time.

Your Money - Personal Finance

We are all familiar with money. It seems to be rather popular. Still, few know how to wield this tool effectively. That can be a problem, but it doesn't have to be.

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.


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.


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