5. ASATRU OR ODINISM

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Estimated year of creation: 1850

God of Ásatrú or Odinism: Same as the Germanic Religion: Odin.

Main books of Ásatrú or Odinismo: Unknown.

Main deities of Ásatrú or Odinism: Same as the Germanic Religion: Odin, Thor, Frigg, Tyr and Freya.

Headquarters / Capital in the world: Norway.

Number of faithful around the world: Unknown.

Main symbol of the god of Ásatrú or Odinism: Same as the Germanic Religion: The Valknut.

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Basic principles of Ásatrú or Odinism:

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The nine noble virtues that make up the moral code of conduct are:

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  • Courage

  • True

  • Honor

  • Fidelity

  • Discipline

  • Hospitality

  • Industriousness

  • Trust

  • Perseverance

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Reference: https://barcovikingo.com/blog/asatru-religion-vikingos/

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Short description of Ásatrú or Odinismo.

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The word Ásatrú comes to mean "faith in the Æsir", who are the Viking gods . It is, therefore, a polytheistic religion that has its roots in what researchers have been reeling from the rites and creeds of the ancient Nordic peoples. The pantheon of this religion includes both the Æsir and the Vanir. It should be noted that there is a variant Vanatrú, which centers its cult on the Vanir gods, divinities very focused on nature.

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Ásatrú is a religion based on the beliefs of the ancient Viking religion, prior to the Christianization of Scandinavia. Its practitioners are the asatruar. It should be noted that these pagan creeds were forbidden once the Christian faith was established. For example, the Icelandic assembly banned them in 1,000 AD. As you might imagine, some people kept the practices clandestinely and there were persecutions. It would not be until 1973 when the Assembly of Iceland recognized Ásatrú as a religion. Today, in Iceland there are several hofs or temples and cemeteries for believers in Ásatrú. This creed has been spreading to other countries, especially in northern Europe.

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Reference : https://barcovikingo.com/blog/asatru-religion-vikingos/

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