Asatru, Tradition and Odinism

Asatru a more labeled type of Heathenry for the age common more in America and Iceland (ever at odds), I could never understand why the Icelanders looked down on the Americanized variant. Iv been reading Gap the left-hand path of Odin, by Askr Svarte the book itself concentrates more on the individual not the lefty politics of America. This isn’t a book review not yet anyway but during the first few pages something did get my attention.

Asatru: The original Iceland Heathen pagan Community/ Has become Americanized and to some extent Political.

Trot/Troth: Not to be confused with most universalist organizations.

Definition of Troth: faith or loyalty when pledged in a solemn agreement or undertaking.

Forsidr/Old Tradition: is a belief or behavior (folk custom) passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past.

Odinism/Wotanism: More Nationalistic and political in the movement itself Primary in America.

This may seem simple even with today’s information networks and available knowledge, it can seem that most seem to be fascinated with Asatru and Odinism. I had to understand why a lot of people that use to come to the Blot’s and ritual were more political. After reading this section I now know why, so we have been using the term Europe Heathenry as a defined classification. But from this point on I think old Tradition would be better suited for what were trying to achieve.

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