What is Heathenry?

As stated on our front page, Heathenry is a revivalist religion seeking to bring the practice of the ancient Germanic peoples into the present day. In simplest terms, it uses information inferred or represented in scholarship to form the foundation of a modern, polytheistic religious tradition.

What makes someone a Heathen?

For the purposes of this website, a Heathen is considered someone who: possesses a worldview aligned with the cosmological concepts of the Well and the Tree, and accepts wyrd and orlæg as cosmic forces; engages in the gift cycle through reciprocity with appropriate divine figures—the gods, the ancestors, and the wights; Read more…

What is Odinism?

Odinism is a white supremacy movement whose members claim to worship Odin. The movement began in the late 1960s in the United States and in the early 1970s in England. In the US, Else Christensen founded the Odinic Fellowship and published her racialist views in her magazine The Odinist. In England, Read more…

What is universalism? What is folkism?

“Folkism” and “universalism” were adopted by early Ásatrú groups to describe racialism and non-racialism. Over the years, however, people began attributing new definitions to these terms. In particular, some people claim “folkism” to be a preference for the religion of one’s ethnic ancestors and “universalism” to be having a practice Read more…