THE NINE NOBLE VIRTUES OF ASATRU
By facing Iife's struggles with courage, we constantly
extend our capabilities. Without courage, nothing else can be
Blind faith has no place in
Asatru. No pie-in-the-sky; we must act in this world as we see
it and as it really is rather than calmly wait for the next
We must be true to what we are,
and we insist on acting with nobility rather than baseness. Our
standards must be banners held high in our hearts.
We stand true to our faith and our values. Loyalty
is the basis for all enduring human activity, and we hold it
in the highest esteem.
The isolation and loneliness
of modern life is not necessary. The willingness to share what
one has with ones' fellows, especially travelers, is a vital
part of our way of life.
We hold to the discipline necessary
to fulfill our purpose. We stand willing to exercise the self-control
and steadfastness necessary in these difficult times.
Let us dare to be all that we
can be! Let us take risks and taste the richness of life. Passivity
is for sheep. We refuse to be mere spectators in life.
We depend on our own strength
and character to achieve our goals. We seek only the freedom
necessary to our quest, whatever it may be.
We hold to our path until its completion and are not
ashamed to be strong. The cult of the anti-hero will find no
support in us, and the gods we follow are not for the weak.
Cattle die, kinsmen die,
one day you yourself must die.
I know one thing that never dies:
the dead man's reputation.
Havamal - Sayings of
the High One