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Talking About the Elephant: An Anthology of Neopagan Perspectives on Cultural Appropriation

When that pale-skinned 4th-Degree Celto-Cherokee Rasta-Peyote Shamanic Witch invokes Erzulie to power chakra crystals for her tantric yoga class, she's indulging in a common but obnoxious practice: cultural appropriation. You may not ...

Valheim Hof in Denmark, Dedicated to Odin and the Gods

A new temple dedicated to the Norse god Odin and other gods has opened in Denmark.

Is it the first Odin’s temple since the Christianization of Scandinavia, which took place between the 8th and the 12th centuries. The year 1188 ...

Basic Beliefs of Asatru

The following are some things that help explain who Asatru are as people, and what they believe in.

The Nine Noble Virtues (Courage, Truth, Honor, Loyalty, Self-Discipline, Hospitality, Industriousness, Self Reliance, and Steadf...

Odin the Initiator — A Deeply Personal Perspective

The following is essentially a personal narrative of my spiritual quest leading to my involvement with Odin on a variety of levels and of various aspects. It is therefore highly subjective and perhaps biased in places. A version of th...

What Was Life Like for Women in the Viking Age?

There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about the role that women played in the Viking Age. Were they warriors, wielding shields and swords alongside the men? Did they go along on the famous Viking voyages, sailing to places as far...

The Beliefs of Asatru

We believe that the Æsir and the Vanir are living Deities who came out of The Void before the beginning of time, and have ruled the Nine Worlds since then, and will rule them until The End of Time.

We believe that the Æsir and ...

Can Sweden's Ancient Forest Language be Saved?

Campaigners are pushing for an ancient Viking tongue to be officially recognized as a language in Sweden in the hope that it could help preserve it for future generations.

Elfdalian (Övdalian or Älvdalska) is a North Germanic va...

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