See also: Ásatrú

English Edit

Alternative forms Edit

  • Ásatrú (with diacritics, acknowledging Icelandic derivation)

Etymology Edit

Borrowed from Icelandic Ásatrú.

Proper noun Edit


  1. A neopagan religion, reconstructed from old Norse religion, which honors the Æsir and/or other Norse gods and spirits.
    • 2004, Gundula E. Rommel, Asgard in America: Inventing European Ethnic Identity in a Post-industrial Pluralist Culture, Thesis (M.A.), page 8,
      Presenting themselves as deeply religious and, at the same time, open to scientific testing methods that would physically damage the revered bones, the Asatru claimants occupied an interesting middle ground between the opposing sides.
    • 2008, Michelangelo Delfino, Mary E. Day, Death Penalty USA: 2005 - 2006, page 296:
      Lenz felt Parker was "disrespecting the gods" and "saying that he was teaching Asatru but what he was teaching was not Asatru."
    • 2009, Mark Ludwig Stinson, Heathen Gods[1], page 51:
      Many people have not heard of Asatru or Heathenry...or they have a mistaken or distorted view of what it is. By offering classes and workshops on Asatru 101, the Gods, the Ancestors, the Vaettir, and the can educate people about Asatru and raise interest in Asatru in your area.

Synonyms Edit

Coordinate terms Edit

Derived terms Edit

  • Brosatru (slang, chauvinistic version of the modern Norse religion)
  • godi (an Asatruar priest)
  • hof (an Asatruar temple)
  • Nazitru (slang, derogatory, racist or neo-Nazi themed versions of the modern Norse religion)
  • Wiccatru (syncretism of Wicca and Germanic neopaganism)

Translations Edit

See also Edit

  • Lokean (venerator of Loki)
  • Odinism (veneration of Odin)
  • Rokkatru (veneration of the underworld gods, such as Loki, Angrboda, Fenrir, and Hel)
  • Theodism (Anglo-Saxon neopaganism)
  • Vanatru (veneration of the Vanir gods)

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