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In kindreds throughout the world , Asatru groups gather regularly to practice a rapidly growing religion that was practiced on a large scale in Europe before the coming of Christianity.
It's Asatru, which means " belief in the gods " in Old Norse, the language of ancient Scandanavia.
Asatru is thousands of years old. It's beginnings are lost in prehistory, but as an organized system, it is older by far than Christianity. Strictly speaking, since Asatru is the religion which springs from the specific spiritual beliefs of the Northern Europeans, it is as old as this branch of the human race, which came into being 40,000 years ago.
The Asatru Alliance is a family oriented association of independent kindreds that practice this ancient religion .
Long before Christianity came to northern Europe, the people there - our ancestors - had their own religions. One of these was Asatru.
As Asatru continues to evolve, so does the AlThing. As the ancestral Soul of our Folk strengthens, so will the devotion and dedication of the Folk.
This Asatru Calendar has been prepared to aid members of the Asatru Faith properly schedule Feast Days and days of mandatory ritual observance.
The old norse word "Gothar" is the plural form of Gothi or Gythia. The Gothar are the collective priesthood of the Asatru Community.
The Asatru Alliance is an association of independant Kindreds, who agree to abide by the bylaws set forth at the annual governing council, the AlThing.
The Havamal and The Voluspa offer a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors, and Our Faith:
Mead brewing is a noble art, and many of our members do it very well.
AlThing 33 highlights: Mead Brewer's Competition
There are many ancient skills that the modern Asatruar can still make good use of today.
AlThing 33 highlights: The Viking Games