- Category: My Path
Why I’m Not Heathen
In 1973, Iceland declared Asatru — their name for those who worshiped the Gods of the ancient Norse and Germanic peoples — to be a legal faith. This decision set off a flurry of growth and activity in the U.S. as well. Asatru groups appeared, fought, split off, and formed anew in every state.
After a couple of decades, things seem to crystallize. The new byword became “reconstructionist”, meaning a Pagan who sought to reconstruct an ancient religion – in this case, Iron Age to early medieval Norse/Germanic/Anglo-Saxon religion — as accurately as possible.