Books & Articles

Historical

Paganism, Magic, & Heathen Practice

Academic Papers

Texts and Contexts of the Oldest Runic Inscriptions

Magic beyond the binary: Magic and gender in the Poetic Edda

Óðinn as mother: The Old Norse deviant patriarch

Media

Youtube Channels

Arith Härger

Arith is a Scandinavian scholar and practicing Heathen.

  • Reconstructionist Heathenry
  • Old Norse and Scandinavian Culture
  • Heathen Practice
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Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen

Rune is a Danish scholar and practicing Heathen.

  • Heathen Practice
  • Old Norse and Scandinavian Culture
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Dr. Jackson Crawford

Dr. Jackson Crawford is an American linguist, Old Norse specialist, and professor. He is not Heathen or Asatru.

  • Old Norse Linguistics
  • Old Norse Culture
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Ocean Keltoi

Ocean Keltoi is a reconstructionist Heathen living in the United States.

  • Heathen Practice
  • Discerning Christianity from Heathenry
  • Comparative Religion
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University Lectures

Vikings / The European Prospect, 1000

Yale Courses

The Children of Ash: Cosmology and the Viking Universe

Cornell University

Vikings in a Turbulent Anglo-Scandinavian World

University of Chicago

Select Videos

Heathen Practice

Common Misconceptions in Old Norse Religion

By Arith Härger. Arith discusses modern-day misconceptions about Heathenry and Ásatrú, complete with sources.

Norse Spirituality – The Parts of the Self

By Arith Härger. Arith discusses in-depth the Norse view of the soul, which is comprised of multiple parts that all serve distinct functions.

Wyrd and Orlog – The Norse Destiny

By Arith Härger. Arith discusses the Norse concepts of Wyrd and Orlog, or the Norse concepts of relativity and destiny.

A Gift calls for a Gift – The Circle of Gift Giving

By Arith Härger. Arith talks about the Norse pagan Gifting Cycle; what it is, the history of it, and its spiritual significance.

What is Animism?

By Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen. Rune gives an overview of Animism, a concept that permeates a lot of Norse Pagan practices.

Norse Mythology Retellings

Legends Summarized: The Poetic Edda

By Overly Sarcastic Productions. Red discusses the Poetic Edda and retells some select stories from it.

The Aesir-Vanir War – Extra Mythology

By Extra Credits. The war of the Aesir and the Vanir retold. NOTE: Some info in this video is speculation, such as Freyja = Gullveig.

Miscellaneous Myths: Utgard-Loki

By Overly Sarcastic Productions. Red recounts the story of Thor and Loki meeting a strange illusionist named Utgard-Loki and the trials he gave them.

Miscellaneous Myths: Loki’s Wager

By Overly Sarcastic Productions. Red retells the story of how Asgard got many of its treasures…and how Loki exploited semantics to keep his head on his shoulders.

Miscellaneous Myths: Ragnarok

By Overly Sarcastic Productions. Red discusses Ragnarok, the battle that ended the Norse Gods.

History

History Summarized: Vikings!

By Overly Sarcastic Productions. Blue gives a brief overview of Viking history and clears up some common misconceptions about these seafaring Norse people.

Links

Websites & Blogs

Fjorn’s Hall

Features:

  • Norse & Viking History
  • Old Norse Practices
  • Courses & Educational Content
  • Friendly Environment
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North of Annwn

Features:

  • American Forn Sidr
  • 101 Information
  • (On temporary hiatus)
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Seo Helrune

Features:

  • Advanced Heathenry
  • Advanced Concept Discussion
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Communities & Organizations

Forn Sidr of America

Norse Pagan Hof

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Heathen Women United

International Women’s Group

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Heathen Men United

Facebook Page & Group

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Open Halls Project

Military Resource for US Heathens

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Hands of Eir

Resource for leaving extremist groups

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Additional Links

The BITE Model

Cult studies by Steven Hassan, PhD

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SPLC

SPLC’s entry on Neo-Völkisch ideologies

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