In Essential Asatru, renowned author and priestess Diana Paxson demystifies an ancient, rich, and often misunderstood religion, and offers a practical guide for its modern followers.
Filled with clear, concise instructions on living Asatru every day, this truly accessible guide takes you on a journey from Asatru’s origins in Scandinavian and German paganism to its acceptance as an official religion in the 1970s.
The book also includes:
-A complete history of Asatru gods and goddesses, including Odin, Thor, and Ostara -The life values, such as honor, truth, fidelity, and hospitality, that shape Asatru’s tenets -Indispensable information on rituals, rune casting, ethics, and divination
This is an elegant and splendid introduction to a centuries-old religion that continues to enrich and fascinate its followers today.
Praise for Diana L. Paxson
“An accomplished writer . . . I look forward to reading any of Diana Paxson's work.” —Marion Zimmer Bradley
“A skilled writer.” —Publishers Weekly on Priestess of Avalon
About the Author
Diana L. Paxson is a noted fantasy author who collaborated with Bradley on many of her later works, including Priestess of Avalon. She has written twenty books, including the Arthurian series, The Hallowed Isle.