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Reconstructionism and social change

Going Viking is frowned upon in modern society One of the problems with practicing a “reconstructed” religion like Ásatrú is that its beliefs and practices, by definition, have been kept in a fossilized state until relatively recently. Because of this, they have not undergone the sort of slow, society-driven changes that religions with an unbroken… Continue reading Reconstructionism and social change

Asatru · Christianity · folklore · Make Yule Great Again · reconstructionism · Trolldomr

Beyond the Eddas and Sagas

One of the things that I lament most about the state of current Asatru is the seemingly self-imposed limitation to look at written sources such as the Sagas of Icelanders, the Poetic Edda and Prose Edda, and a handful of other sources (Beowulf, usually, and maybe Saxo and a few others), and then stop. This… Continue reading Beyond the Eddas and Sagas