How Heathens interact with each other socially can determine the approaches they have to their practices. These practices can be solo, familial, communal, or cultural.
Solo practices are just what they say on the tin; a practice someone forms for themself. This is a typical approach for someone just starting a Heathen practice, and often the solo practitioner tailors their practice to their needs and sensibilities. In some heathen paths, solo practice may sometimes be referred to as a “hearthcult.”
Family traditions survived and were passed down through generations. These are family Heathen practices and may have a long legacy behind them. Other family traditions are new, forming a new lineage for Heathenry to be passed through.
Sometimes Heathens seek out groups and communities to be a part of and celebrate together, whether it’s through small gatherings or larger organizations. These communities offer guidance and spiritual services similar to many other religions.
Practice styles are different across countries. What’s culturally found amongst Heathens in one country may not be found amongst Heathens in another. For example: Some US Heathens will give themselves spiritual names that demonstrate patronage to a deity (i.e. “Odinsdottir”), but this is viewed as disrespectful in Danish traditions. Another example: Loki is thought to cause spilopper (tricks both good and bad) in Norway, but in Denmark this is thought to be caused by the nisse. During Midsummer celebrations in Denmark, massive fires are lit along the shores that can be seen from Sweden.