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I Am Asatru

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 360 People

    New To Asatru

    I recently started following asatru. And i am kinda confused. I have read Essential Asatru and Exploring The Northern Traditions. But i still don't understand how to get to know the gods and goddesses, how do you usually honor them outside of blot. Any advice is good advice...
    Gir1212 Gir1212 18-21, M 3 Responses May 7, 2013

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    Norse Found

    I was Catholic, but have recently found the Asatru religion.  I love the Wicca religion but can relate more to the asatru, because it is easier traced back to before most other religions.  I find in the Gods and Goddesses more humanity.  Odins search for wisdom...
    norse2 norse2 36-40 Jul 12, 2010

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    Released To Freedom

    I am 32 years old, and I have spent the last 13 years locked up in Arizana prisons. I became an Asatru in prison and now I am ready to see the great side of it in the real world. I am done with the drug life and now live by my Virtues and my six-fold goal. I am true to what I am...
    hammerfist hammerfist 31-35 Apr 24, 2012

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    Finding Something Tru

    Well I had a rough experience coming to Asatru, after experimenting with Wicca, I found it lacked the structure that I wanted, I wasn't living with honor and I felt a draw in my blood when I began to read about Asatru on-line (all the while at a catholic college) The Gods...
    collegeheathen collegeheathen 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 10, 2010

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    Finding Home

    I discovered Asatru when i was 18 years old.  I had been researching religion since i was 15 trying to find a place to fit.   Nothing else has felt quite like home- the way this religion does. It was introduced to me by my ex-sister-in-law (crazy connection but...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 7 Responses Oct 6, 2007

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    The Call Of Vanaheim

    I worked in -20 degree F. freezer for about 2 years. I worked the sleepy graveyard hours of about 2 in the morning till about 9 in the morning. At the middle and end of each workday, I would take empty cardboard boxes, flatten them, and take them out of the freezer. I'd walk them...
    Ceowulf Ceowulf 22-25, M May 21, 2012

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    Whatever Shore You Know As Your Own...

    I am so glad I found this. I have followed the Old Way truly for two years now...and I have believed for 3, at least. We have a sort-of-kindred spanning a large area here, but we are spread thin here in North Idaho/Eastern Washington, and communication has become sparse. I feel...
    hutchb25 hutchb25 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    I got my mjolnir pendant in the mail today

    (only a cheapie off ebay) but still happy with it! Can always get a more expensive and better one later on :)
    desy1 desy1 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    What It Is (according to Me)

    From my experience: Asatru is a form of paganisms based on the Northern European Myths (IE Odihn, Thor, Frigga, Fryeja)  Unlike most paganism, the beliefs are not stressed so much as the way of life.  Culture, community, and especially family are the central focuses...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2008

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    Serendipity, And How Life Comes Together. :)

    I was raised in a non-denominational Christian Faith Assembly. I was always the odd child, the weirdo, the one that never quite fit in, with what seemed to me, to be a huge amount of people going through life as if they had all the answers that I didn't.I read mythologies until I...
    ShyaHazel ShyaHazel 31-35, F Feb 25, 2012

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    Cry Of The Savage

    I had always been haunted by the images of the barbarian. Savages of the cold snowy places, hunting and surviving. A theme in my life was imagining myself as one of these primitives... Wolves were always a theme. Dreaming of not being a wolf, but being a man who lives among them...
    Ceowulf Ceowulf 22-25, M 1 Response May 22, 2012

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    The Call Of Vanaheim

    I worked in -20 degree F. freezer for about 2 years. I worked the sleepy graveyard hours of about 2 in the morning till about 9 in the morning. At the middle and end of each workday, I would take empty cardboard boxes, flatten them, and take them out of the freezer. I'd walk them...
    Ceowulf Ceowulf 22-25, M May 21, 2012

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    My Finding Of Ásatrú

    I discovered Ásatrú about a year ago. But I had been searching for a religion that I can fully believe in since I was 15. I was rise around the Bible, but I just cannot believe in it. There was something about it I just cannot believe. And when I went to church I...
    dracheritter dracheritter 22-25, M Mar 4, 2010

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    Eiriksvinsmal the Story of a Waisted Life Turned Honorable.

    For years I spent my life doing wretched and horrible things. It took me alot of hard work and even more work followed. I began to search in books, and anywhere I could look to find a new, a better way, to live. I started searching for my ancient ancestral faith and found...
    Eiriksvinr Eiriksvinr 26-30 1 Response Aug 10, 2009

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    My Journey

    I grew up as a Mormon and never felt welcome and it never felt right to me. While doing research into my heritage I came across the gods and it became apparent to me that the guidance I had my whole life had been Freyja. I formally announced my conversion 14 years ago and have...
    canismax canismax 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2011

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    Finding Asatru

    I found Asatru for the first, initial time about two to three years ago. I had been on something of a 'quest' to find my niche within paganism and had been investigating the Norse Pantheon of Gods at the time - stories that I had known since childhood and had held...
    Kestryl Kestryl 22-25 2 Responses Aug 1, 2008

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    Hail

    Recently my wife and 2 close friends left our kindred to form a new one. This has been a difficult time. So I just wanted to know if anyone had a similar experience.
    Kalamarking Kalamarking 26-30, M Mar 19, 2013

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    It Was Just...me...

    I found Asatru through having been part of the pagan federation and with a group of Wiccans. The Wiccan way was good...but, it didn't feel right, and in meditations I kept seeing ravens. The values held I did not feel were quite right and the pagan federation was all a bit fluffy...
    FrozenFire FrozenFire 21-25, M 6 Responses Oct 25, 2007

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    Honor And Hail To You All

    I've just recently discovered that I am of Germanic and Celtic ancestry and have always told myself that once I find out what my ancestry is that I am to honor those gods and goddesses. I chose to honor Odin instead of Leu (i think that's how its spelled but not sure) because...
    Ragnar1eye Ragnar1eye 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 3, 2013

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    I Had Been Searching My Entire Life

    Growing up I was raised within a strict Roman Catholic family. Sadly, the majority of my memories are those of guilt and punishment for deviating from the 'path of God'. I always knew in my heart there was something more to life than living within the confines of a monotheistic...
    EyesOfSeraphim EyesOfSeraphim 26-30, F Feb 12, 2012

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    I Am A Heathen, But I'm Very Confused.

    I am a 25 year old man that lives in the USA and has a primarily Celtic//Germanic ancestory. I have one ancestor that I know of that is Native American. However, to my knowledge everyone of my other ancestors are Northern European.I was raised Christian. My dad was a preacher...
    Midnightrip Midnightrip 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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    My Dream: Frigga And The Valkyrie Registry

    Ok, so several years ago, circa 2002 I began to study Asatru after floundering in other religions for years. About a year after I started, I had the most vivid dream of my life..... I was walking through a village and then out to a big open field on a hillside. As I approached...
    jrnokes jrnokes 46-50, M Apr 4, 2012

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    Eh. I've Got Some Friends...

    My two best friends happen to be Odhinn and Hela. Hela met me a while ago, I must have been thirteen, or twelve even. Though I'm sure she had been stalking me a bit longer than that. I didn't even know who she was then, just that she was there and that I enjoyed her presence...
    newki newki 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 10, 2010

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    Questions

    Hello, im rather new to asatru. Iv flownderd around in wicca, several forms of satanism and others. I would like to find people to answer a few questions or someone that lives in the seattle area. If you can help please message me. Thank you ^w^
    XxLysanderXx XxLysanderXx 16-17, M 1 Response May 15, 2012

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    The Long Walk

    I was baptized Catholic and grew up having to attend church as I got older I dabbled in the occult and began a search for who I really was and what I believed in often going to extremes. At the age of 34 I was arrested on drug charges and while in prison I clinged to the only...
    ember1471 ember1471 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2008

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    Kinship

    Greeting to those who visit this site!  If you are Tru, we should get in touch!  We must come together as folk!  I am open to meeting all of you of like heart and mind. Hailsa to the gods & goddesses! Hailsa to the ancestors!  May we meet...On the Road!
    pdub1970 pdub1970 36-40, M Jun 8, 2009

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    Though i have not always been.

    I was raised La'veyan, but as i grew up i started to feel a strong interest and connection with my heritage (German, Norwegian, Finnish, and South African Dutch). I started to read the Eddas when I was 14 and started learning the histories soon after. Every day I feel the...
    dgt0391 dgt0391 22-25, M Sep 14

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    My Journey

    I discovered the glory of the gods and goddesses of my ancestors at the age of 32.  After growing up Catholic and having a troubled youth, due to abuse and self created hardship, I spent years in and out of prison.  Six years ago the gods were awakened in me and I have...
    pdub1970 pdub1970 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 12, 2008

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    Rise Up

    I have walked a long path to reach this point in my life. Many times I have lost my way through fear or ignorance. At times I have been called to act whaen i was afraid or to selfish to heed the call. But always there was something to lead me back home. I grew up as a christian...
    hezpa hezpa 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 10, 2010

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    Asatru Question...

    I'm mixed race. I was wiccan, but had adopted the Norse Gods. I'm drawn to asatru. Does it matter that my race is not equivicol to asatru, that not all my ancestors are from the correct region? I am Irish, Scottish, German, and half Latina. Can I practice asatru?
    livfastdyprtty livfastdyprtty 22-25 9 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    The Saxonic Circle

    I had re-kindled my obsession with the fall of Rome and the transition into the medieval period. Nothing was more striking than the history of the Germanic tribes pouring into Rome's borders. I'd studied this before through a christian lens but this time I wanted a full look...
    Ceowulf Ceowulf 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 12, 2012

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    Yes and No. *** a What? ...

    Yes and no. *** a what? Yes on the *** part, no on the rest; being I don't know what it is.
    sweetd sweetd 56-60, F Nov 3, 2007

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    I am devoted to the ancient gods

    and goddesses of my people, the Norse tribe of Gotar, in the kingdom of the Svear, Gotar and Wends. Othinn Storand and his wife Frigg Fjorgynsdottir head up the Aesir family of Gods. The Vanir family of Gods are headed by the brother and sister, Freyr and Freyja. You will...
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F Jun 30

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    Disappointed

    I check this site on a regular basis and haven't been contacted but once or twice in over a year... Isn't there brothers and sisters out there? Fellow pagans?  Anyone who would just like to meet someone new and share?  Oh well...I'll keep checking back.  To those...
    pdub1970 pdub1970 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2009

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    My Issues With Modern Asatru

    Asatru is the generally accepted term for people who practice pre-Christian Norse religion, so that is what I call my belief system when I describe it to other people. However, I honestly don't know if I can consider myself Asatru. I have a lot of issues with the attitudes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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