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Daylight

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Differences Between Anglo-Saxon and Norse Beliefs?
« on: August 29, 2011, 07:47:50 pm »
Well to start off I'm rather new to Heathenry I started getting interested mid-last year but I wasn't going to dedicate myself until I was sure it was right for me. I still dont consider myself a Heathen because it feels as if.....I haven't earned the right yet? If that makes sense. Anyways to my question.

What are the differences between the Anglo-Saxon beliefs and the Norse beliefs?

Do Anglo-Saxon Heathens believe in a world tree like Norse Heathens?

I know this is a really broad topic and it cant really be covered in one thread but I thought it might strike up some conversation and have me learn some stuff in the process. :o
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Re: Differences Between Anglo-Saxon and Norse Beliefs?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 08:45:21 pm »
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What are the differences between the Anglo-Saxon beliefs and the Norse beliefs?

Welcome to TC and the A&H SIG! :D

I'm no expert, but Anglo-Saxon Heathenry is known as Theodism. I would do a search on TC and the general internet to start with.
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Re: Differences Between Anglo-Saxon and Norse Beliefs?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2011, 11:20:47 am »
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Welcome to TC and the A&H SIG! :D

I'm no expert, but Anglo-Saxon Heathenry is known as Theodism. I would do a search on TC and the general internet to start with.

 
Thanks for the welcome and for straightening me out on that. Is there any websites/books in particular I should check out? I prefer to learn from books than the internet personally. :]
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Re: Differences Between Anglo-Saxon and Norse Beliefs?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2011, 12:03:46 pm »
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Thanks for the welcome and for straightening me out on that. Is there any websites/books in particular I should check out? I prefer to learn from books than the internet personally. :]

 
Most of the books written by Modern AsatrĂșars/Heathens are rubbish, IMO... There are threads on suggested reading in the heathen SIG on the old messageboard, as well as on this - there are also threads on sources to avoid.

Check out the website of Shane from AL, there is an article on Theodism:

http://www.axenthof.org/articles.html

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Re: Differences Between Anglo-Saxon and Norse Beliefs?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2011, 02:08:40 pm »
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What are the differences between the Anglo-Saxon beliefs and the Norse beliefs?


 
You may want to use this site as well:  http://www.englatheod.org/  

It has some good information.

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Re: Differences Between Anglo-Saxon and Norse Beliefs?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2011, 04:15:55 pm »
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You may want to use this site as well:  http://www.englatheod.org/  

It has some good information.

 
That site does have some good info, it helped me better understand the concept of Wyrd. Interesting stuff. Thank you.
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