Marked by a rejection of antiquity and classical models, German Romanticism focused on revitalizing the German identity through art, philosophy, and culture. Amongst this included explorations into pre-Christian Germanic Paganism. However, these first attempts at reconstructing Germanic Heathenry were more fiction than they were reality. These fictional narratives played large roles in later Germanic nationalist movements, and also informed much of the bedrock that became “Odinism.”

Last revised on April 20, 2022.