Asatru is religion dedicated to the gods of the [ norse pantheon]. The religion's name derives from the old Norse words meaning "faith in the Aesir." In the Old Norse Sagas the old faith is referred to as ‘Forn Sidr’ literally meaning ‘Old Custom’. Other variations were ‘Forn Landsidur’ meaning ‘Old Country Custom’ and ‘Fornri sidvenju’ meaning ‘the practice of the Old Custom’

See the article Odinism for more information about norse paganism.

Distribution of adherents[]

Today, Asatru is practiced primarily in Scandinavia, Germany, Britain, The Netherlands, North America and Australia/New Zealand. Small communities are also found in many other countries, including Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Portugal, Poland, and Russia. Active groups are also found in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Chile.

Exact numbers are unknown, but there are several thousand followers in the modern world.

External Links[]

Circle of One Harrier

Odin Brotherhood

Odin Brotherhood (USA)

Odin Brotherhood in Germany

European Ancestral Religion

An Archive of Essential Texts on traditional Norse Religion

Some Videos on Asatru/Odinism

Interview on Odinism by the Leader of the Odinic Rite

Asatru Living Religion (German/English)

Asatru Links

Asatru Art

Odinismo (Italian)

Odin Brotherhood/Odinism Discussion Group

Asatru in Poland

Podcasts on Asatru[]

Podcasts on Odinism[]

See Also[]


Odin Brotherhood

Odin Brotherhood (Book)

Odinist Fellowship

Odinist Deities and Terms

International Asatru-Odinist Alliance

Guido von List

Articles of Interest[]

The Asatru Folk Assembly on Asatru/Odinism

Flyer on What is Asatru - Asatru Ring Frankfurt & Midgard

Factual Flyers from the Troth

Professor Mattias Gardell, professor of religious history at the University of Stockholm, on radical Odinism

List of Some Odinist/Asatru Organizations in the World[]

Asatru & Heathenry Facebook Groups[]