neopagan religion inspired by Norse religion

Asatru (or Ásatrú) is a religion which involves the worship of ancient Germanic spirits and Gods. It was officially recreated in the 1970s in Iceland, but its roots go back many thousands of years. The name comes from two words in a language called Old Norse. It means "faith in the Æsir." The Æsir are the Germanic gods.

Ásatrú followers in Iceland.

A person who practices Asatru is called an Asatrui (pl. Asatruar), and is sometimes referred to as a heathen. Sometimes Asatru is also called Wodanism, Wotanism or Germanic (neo)paganism.

Common books that describe the knowledge in depth include the Sagas and the Eddas.

Gods and GoddessesEdit

Asatru is a polytheistic religion in which various goddesses and gods are worshipped. The most prominent are Thor, Odin, Freyja, Frigg, Freyr, Tyr, Loki, and Heimdall.


Major holidays revolve around the changing seasons with Yule being the most important. It is celebrated in late December and continues for twelve days.

Festival Date
Disting First new moon in February
Ostara 21st of March
Walpurgis Night 30th of April to 1st of May
Midsummer 21st of June
Freyfest 21st of August
Fallfeast 21st of September
Harvestfeast 31st of October
Yule 19th of December to 1st of January

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