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Ásatrú is possibly the most significant sect of Greater Heathenry. The term was constructed in the 1800's for the purpose of describing the beliefs of ancient Northern Europeans, and is Icelandic for "Faith in the Æsir." A constructed Old English equivalent for this term is Ēsatroþ, and the Vanic counterpart is Vanatrú. Ásatrú is sometimes written without the accute accent marks, as "Asatru."

In practice, most Ásatrúar do not simply limit themselves to the Æsir in their worship, although the Æsir are easily the most important aspect.

Ásatrúar tend to be more fundamentalist and "by-the-book" than other sects, being more involved in the studies of the Lore than the rest.

In casual speech, the term "Ásatrú" is often used interchangeably with "Heathenry," without reference to specific sects. This is particularly true outside of the United States.

Asatru BeliefEdit

Asatru is a polytheistic religion in which many godesses and gods are worshiped.

Odin - The one eyed god.

Thor - The protector of humanity and strongest of the Gods.
Frigga - Wife of Odin and protector of house and home.
Freya - Godess of sexuality.
Frey - God of fertility
Njörd - Father of Frey and Freya, who brings prosperity.
Heimdal - Guardian of the Gods, he watches over Bifroest
Tyr - God of justice, who gave one hand to bind Fenris.

Asatru Groups and OrganizationsEdit

Asatru Ring Frankfurt & Midgard

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