I’ve heard that the Nine Noble Virtues are the central tenets of Heathenry. Is this true?

This is not true. While there is contention over who invented the Nine Noble Virtues, the candidates are either John “Stubba” Yeowell and John “Hoskuld” Gibbs-Bailey of the Odinic Rite, Stephen McNallen after establishing the Ásatrú Folk Assembly, or Edred Thorsson while he was a member of the Ásatrú Free Assembly. Since both organizations Read more…

Are Heathens modern Vikings?

No. The Norse raiders called víkingar were often young, unmarried men who engaged in piracy for wealth, land, and trade. Most Norse people during the Viking Age — and, indeed, most ancient Germanic peoples — were actually craftsmen and farmers. The goal of Heathenry in the modern age is to revive the Read more…