Asatru (Norse Religion/Mythology)

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9 years 3 weeks ago #180711 by
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Burn_Phoenix wrote: Also Adder, I was under the impression that Anglo-Saxon beliefs were as Norse (but with different names due to change of language) is that not the case? Being in UK I'd be interested to know more as it would have been the faith of my ancestors, my assumption that it was essentially the Norse mythologies is what lead me to them to start with.


Hi, Burn! I think you were directing this question toward me. As much as I'd love to claim that I'm as smart and good looking as Adder, I can't. ;)

Anglo-Saxon paganism came about when Germanic tribes from Europe migrated to Great Britain in the 5th century and is distinct from Norse paganism in some ways (including differing practices and the observance of a few different gods). The period between the 5th and 7th/8th centuries and the varying local beliefs and religious ideas of that era are typically the focus of modern Anglo-Saxon Heathens.

Germanic paganism did spread to Great Britain in the form of Norse paganism (specifically) during the Viking invasions of the 9th and 10th centuries, but the Anglo-Saxon religion originated before that point in history and is a unique branch of Germanic paganism.

If you'd like more information, these are all useful Wikipedia entries:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_paganism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxons
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanic_Neopaganism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_Age

And if you're looking for a good introduction to modern Anglo-Saxon Heathenry, authors Swain Wodening and Alaric Albertsson have written a few decent books for those starting off on the path. Again, I'm always open to discussing this stuff as well. :)

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9 years 3 weeks ago #180712 by
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Arcade wrote: Hi, Burn! I think you were directing this question toward me. As much as I'd love to claim that I'm as smart and good looking as Adder, I can't. ;)


Yes it was for you, I'm so sorry! That's what happens when I use my phone (it doesn't let me see the other posts when I'm typing!)

Thank you for the information, I haven't read it yet, felt I needed to apologise first lol.

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9 years 3 weeks ago #180713 by
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You might also want to try Reddit:

/r/Asatru is a very friendly place and the majority of the people I've seen there frown upon Odinism, racism, sexism, etc.

You might also be enriched by /r/Heathenry and /r/Norse

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9 years 1 week ago #181832 by Figment
Here are also some really nice sites that have good information or shows you were to get good information.

http://www.thetroth.org/index.php

http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/seidhr.shtml

Good luck on your path. :)

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9 years 1 week ago #181862 by
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Some Nordic type runes has been found in the underground tunnels of Bosnian pyramids ... They are still looking for volunteers for excavations every year now.

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9 years 1 week ago #181864 by Figment
I hadn't heard about that. If I was closer, I would love to volunteer, it would be a nice experience.

I'll have to look up some information on it, but I am guess they got there due to trade routes with the Norse and Vikings. They had trade with several areas around there including the Middle East.
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9 years 1 week ago #181865 by
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Corwinani, can you provide us please with a reference to the Bosnian archaeology sites. I'll be in that area this Spring and might be able to find time to stop by. Thanks.

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9 years 1 week ago #181959 by
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Well, the most of information about Bosnian pyramids You can find on Youtube. Just type there Bosnian pyramids. There is many documentaries made by Dr Sam Osmanagich , archaeologist who did discovered them.
If You need more information or have a real interest in excavations I recommend to contact directly Dr. Sam Osmanagich, his email address can be find on his website http://www.semirosmanagic.com/
Force be with You Alen

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6 years 7 months ago - 6 years 7 months ago #289547 by
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Alan wrote: I suggest starting with these original sources in translation.

  • Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda.
  • Germania written by Roman historian, Tacitus.
  • Voluspa, the opening chapters of the Poetic Edda.

Secondary source: Gods and Myths of Northern Europe by Hilda R. Ellis Davidson.


Yes! You need to read the Eddas! The Havamal really needs to be included as part of the Poetic Edda that is read, as Odin's words are incredibly insightful, but the rest of the Poetic Edda has some cool stuff in it. A lot of it will be referred to in the Prose Edda!
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6 years 3 months ago #307256 by
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Though I am an avowed Chaote I do have an Odinist bent and have spent the past five years in the study of this religion. Sometimes to get to some really good stuff you will just have to ignore whatever racist attitudes are there and pick the good fruit. I am by nature solitary and reclusive so this is not a problem for me. You have been given some good leads here with the Edda's and the Futhark trilogy but if I may, allow me to direct you to a couple of websites that can be of some help. They are as follows:

https://norse-mythology.org/

http://www.heathengods.com/

http://www.asatru.org/

http://asatrufolkassembly.org/

I hope this can be of help to you.

Siptah

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