Ásatrú

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Borrowing from Icelandic Ásatrú.

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Ásatrú

  1. A religion reconstructed from old Germanic religion that involves the belief in, and worship of, the Æsir.
    • 1993, Kenneth Bolton Jr., Black in Blue: African-American Police Officers and Racism, Volume 2, page 285,
      That so widely known and highly diverse an issue has escaped the notice of Christian ACMs speaks volumes for the quality of research—and the degree of attention—which the Ásatrú/Odinist community has drawn in these circles.
    • 1997, Jeffrey Kaplan, Radical Religion in America, page xviii,
      Neopagan Odinism, a belief system centered on the reconstruction of the pre-Christian Norse/Germanic pantheon, has in recent years taken on an increasingly important role in the wilderness of the radical right as well; the existence of a nonracialist counterpart, Ásatrú, provides an interesting contrast.
    • 1997, Graham Harvey, Listening People, Speaking Earth: Contemporary Paganism, page 53,
      Since 1973 Ásatrú has been one of the legally recognised religions of Iceland which has legalised its marriages, child naming and other ceremonies and provided benefits for tax purposes.

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse or Icelandic áss (god) + trú (faith).

Proper noun[edit]

Ásatrú

  1. An officially recognised Nordic religion, based on belief in and worship of the Æsir, which seeks to reconstruct and practise the old Norse heathen religion. In particular, the faith promulgated by the Íslenska Ásatrúarfélagið.