Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Are Heathenry and Asatru the Same?

I did some Googling because I know nothing about them, and came across this site which states "Heathenry, also called Asatru, is the pre-Christian tribal religion and culture of the Northern European peoples known variously as the Germanic tribes, the Teutonic tribes, or the Northern Europeans." Um, hmmm.

And today I'm reading your eprimer, and it states "Asatru is the modern reconstruction of the religion of the pre-Christian Germanic peoples." Not until later down the page does it say "...for people inclined towards study and further knowledge of the magicks associated with Heathenism, there is much to explore and ponder."

So are they the same thing? And now that I'm writing all this ... I thought Thor (mentioned in the eprimer) was Norse. Where do the Norse fit into it?

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