Norse Heathenry

Exploring the Old Ways

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Section 1: Norse Pagan Concepts

This section was made with contributions from the international Heathen community and pagan Masters of Divinity. Enjoy!

The Basics

Introduction to Norse Heathenry

What is it?

The History of Norse Heathenry

How it evolved

Our Sources

Where it comes from

Practice Formats

How it's practiced today

Powers & Entities

Deities

Norse Gods & Goddesses

Spirits

Wights and More

Ancestors

Family Line and Chosen

Cosmology

Creation

The Icelandic Creation Myth

Yggdrasil

The World Tree

The Worlds*

*Coming soon!

The Norns

Weavers of fate

Ragnarök

The tragic battle

Death & the Afterlife

What happens after death?

Morality & Ethics

Basic Norse Morality

What do Norse Heathens value?

Frith & Hospitality

Human connection

The Gifting Cycle

Norse pagan reciprocity

Other Concepts

The Multi-Part Soul

A Norse Pagan concept of Self

Wyrd & Orlog

A philosophy of action and outcome

Inner-Yard and Outer-Yard

The known and unknown

Sacred Spaces*

*Coming soon!

Norse Pagan Practice

Developing a Practice

How to start practicing Norse paganism

Veneration

Deity, Spirit, and Ancestor veneration

Holidays

Holidays & Yearly Observances

Norse Runes

Explore modern-day runic magic

Norse Magic

Seidr, Galdrastafir, Spádom, and more

Rituals

Blót & Sumbel

Altars

Examples of practice

Common Misconceptions

White Nationalist Influences

Nazi and Neo-Völkish Appropriation

Christian Influences

Modern-day conflations

Pop Culture Influences

The fantastical and commercialized

Section 2: Guides & How-To’s

Deity & Spirit Work 101

Developing Communication Skills

Basic Magic

For the beginner

Making Offerings*

*Coming soon!

Section 3: Reference Pages

Tarot Quick Reference

Link Bank

Terms Defined

Definitions

Recommended Resources

Books, Media, Articles, & Groups

Section 4: Articles

  • Sägen and Saga: Interpreting Nordic Tales

    April 19, 2022

  • Did ‘One True Heathenry’ Exist?

    August 24, 2021

  • The LGBTQ+ Reclamation of “Ergi” in Norse Heathenry

    June 10, 2021

  • Differences Between Christianity & Heathenry

    May 17, 2021

  • Norse Mysticism?

    May 6, 2021

  • The Birth of Sleipnir

    March 2, 2021

  • Lokean Practice: Intro to the Norse Trickster

    February 28, 2021

  • What is Odinism?

    February 26, 2021

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    February 26, 2021

  • Myth vs. Marvel: Some MCU Misconceptions

    August 21, 2020

  • Christian Influence in Heathenry

    August 16, 2020

  • Discerning Dubious Heathen Resources

    May 26, 2020