Monday, November 16, 2009

Asatru As An Ancient Religion

Asatru As An Ancient Religion Cover Without doubt, Asatru has its roots in Europe’s earliest history and beyond. The Gods and goddesses that are honored in Asatru are mentioned in the earliest writings across the millennia. Asatru, as an ancient religion, represents some of the earliest expressions of religious thought in Northern Europe and is probably as old as the Northern European branch of humanity itself. Concepts of holy places, feasts and sacrifices, the gods’ involvement in battle, land spirits, ancestral chains, Other Worlds and the nature and roles of the Gods and Goddesses have remained similar across all of recorded time.

Across time and place, stories of Earth Gods (Vanir) and Sky Gods (Aesir) have endured. Offerings to the Earth Gods, for good harvest go as far back as we know. Requesting the blessings from the Thunder God has also been constant. Usage of such symbolism as the Fylfot goes back to the Stone Age. However, despite that fact that the Gods, Goddesses and practices of Asatru are ancient, there were many regional variations and emphases. Therefore, Asatru although ancient hasn’t been static in time or place.

Books in PDF format to read:

Moses Gaster - The Sword Of Moses An Ancient Hebrew Aramaic Book Of Magic
Marcus Cordey - Magical Theory And Tradition
Reeves Hall - Asatru In Brief