English edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse vanir (Vanir) + trú (faith), after the pattern of Ásatrú.

Proper noun edit


  1. A form of Norse neopaganism or Asatru that focuses on veneration of the Vanir deities.
    • 2010, Nicanthiel Hrafnhild, Sea Sky Soil: An Introduction to Waincraft, unnumbered page:
      Where Asatru is derived from an Old Norse phrase meaning "True to the Gods [Æsir]," Vanatru is typically focused on the other family of deities listed in Norse mythology, the Vanir.
    • 2013, Raven Kaldera, The Pathwalker's Guide to the Nine Worlds, unnumbered page:
      While this tradition is no worse than any others—and certainly it has been observed that super-traditional mystery-religion Wiccan practice has a strong relationship to Vanatru, or Frey-and-Freya worship—it wasn't the right thing for me.
    • 2019, Ryan Smith, The Way of Fire and Ice: The Living Tradition of Norse Paganism, page 9:
      Vanatru and Rokkatru are newer traditions that branched off from Asatru.