9NV Honor

Merriam webster definition of honor

good name or public esteem REPUTATION a showing of usually merited respect 

RECOGNITION pay honor to our founder.

 PRIVILEGE had the honor of joining the captain for dinner a person of superior standing —

now used especially as a title for a holder of high office or one who’s worth brings respect or fame (note celebrities in todays modern world do not count)

Honor the Third 9NV is this week’s thoughts of this writing, as is many conceptions of honor exist it can be indescribable to try and explain the concept in a overbearing paragraph. What one considered Honor may in fact be dishonorable in another’s term, many examples in religion and politic to this day are exampled. It comes down to the victor and the loser of whatever engagement that had conspired, as well as spilling into personal honor versus honor of your current kin or party.

The various degrees can become a multi-level of layers to peel though and some ending in discuss. People have a tendency of throwing this word around as much as the word brother and at times it can feel sickening. My personal account is I’ve tend to walk away from such discussion around the fire. As in sumble we always advise on what oath or boost you purpose or share due to that it does affect’s everyone. With the third round we typically always thank the land, the host or even another ancestor. Much in the way of oaths the honor gained from upholding your oath is much easier then trying to recount from an oath broken. Courage and Truth stand readily next to Honor as they are the first two in the nine noble virtues. Being truthful with yourself and having the courage to make the changes necessary is and always well be a good first step. This being said this could the will to except criticism in terms of personal growth and upholding moral value.

Below is a brief history provided by Wikileaks


The Nine Noble Virtues, NNV, or 9NV are two sets of moral and situational ethical guidelines within certain sects of Odinism and Ásatrú. One set was codified by former member of Sir Oswald Mosley‘s British Union of Fascists and National Socialists, John Yeowell (a.k.a. Stubba) and John Gibbs-Bailey (a.k.a. Hoskuld) of the Odinic Rite in 1974, and the other set codified by Stephen A. McNallen of the Asatru Folk Assembly in 1983.

However, others believe that the earlier set, the one the Odinic Rite claim they codified, were originally put together and labelled as the Nine Noble Virtues (the “9NV”) by Edred Thorsson during his time with the original AFA. They are supposedly based on virtues found in historical Norse paganism, gleaned from various sources including the Poetic Edda (particularly the Havamal and the Sigrdrífumál), and as evident in the Icelandic Sagas).

The Nine Charges are a different list of more explicitly phrased moral or ethical guidelines codified at about the same time. The Six-Fold Goal is yet another list of virtues, given as “Right, Wisdom, Might, Harvest, Frith and Love” by Stephen Flowers (a.k.a. Edred Thorsson) in 1989.

The Aesirian Code of Nine is also used by some practitioners of Heathenism, consisting of “honor, knowledge, protect, flourish, change, fairness, conflict, balance and control.”

“Nine Noble Virtues”
Fidelity Discipline Hospitality
Self-Reliance Industriousness Perseverance
“Some Odinist Values”
Strength is better than weakness.
Courage is better than cowardice.
Joy is better than guilt.
Honor is better than dishonor.
Freedom is better than slavery.
Kinship is better than alienation.
Realism is better than dogmatism.
Vigor is better than lifelessness.
Ancestry is better than rootlessness

Nine Charges

The Nine Charges were codified by the Odinic Rite in the 1970s.

  1. To maintain candor and fidelity in love and devotion to the tried friend: though he strikes me I will do him no scathe.
  2. Never to make wrongsome oath: for great and grim is the reward for the breaking of plighted troth.
  3. To deal not hardly with the humble and the lowly.
  4. To remember the respect that is due to great age.
  5. To suffer no evil to go unremedied and to fight against the enemies of Faith, Folk and Family: my foes I will fight in the field, nor will I stay to be burnt in my house.
  6. To succor the friendless but to put no faith in the pledged word of a stranger people.
  7. If I hear the fool’s word of a drunken man I will strive not: for many a grief and the very death growth from out such things.
  8. To give kind heed to dead people: straw dead, sea dead or sword dead.
  9. To abide by the enactments of lawful authority and to bear with courage the decrees of the Norn’s.

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