What are your rituals like?

Published January 4, 2016 by

Here is the blót script that we celebrated at Yule. They’re not all identical, but this should give you some idea of how we do things. Yuleblót The blót Dancing around […]

What if my ancestors aren’t European?

Published November 28, 2015 by

Just as Asatru is the ancestral faith of people whose ancestors hailed from northern and western Europe, so too are there ancestral faiths for all peoples, prior to the coming […]

What’s the role of women in Ásatrú?

Published January 22, 2015 by

Pre-Christian Germanic culture held women in high esteem, and contemporary Ásatrú does as well. Historically, women were equal before the law in terms of rights; they could own property, act as […]

What sort of rituals does Ásatrú have?

Published January 15, 2015 by

There are two main rituals in Ásatrú; blót (pronounced bloat) and sumbl (pronounced soom-bull). Blót is an offering to the Gods (or ancestors, or spirits). It can be anything, from an animal […]

Does Ásatrú believe in sin?

Published January 8, 2015 by

There is no concept of “sin” in Ásatrú, in the Christian sense of a transgression of some divine law that can be washed away by forgiveness, or acceptance of some dogmatic concept. […]

What happens after we die?

Published January 1, 2015 by

The Asatru conception of the afterlife is complex. The existence of a soul that survives the death of the body is taken as a given, but what happens to that soul […]