Odinism is a form of norse paganism, like Asatru. Odinism, in contrast to Asatru, is a henotheistic religion which centrally emphasizes the worship of Odin, and to a lesser extent Frigga, and calls Odin the 'allfather'. Also in contrast to Asatru, Odinism does not emphasize the viking age or the old norse language.

Odinism was founded by Alexander Rud Mills in Melbourne, Australia, in 1936, as 'The Anglecyn Church of Odin'. The Anglecyn Church of Odin was a syncretic mixture of Anglican Christianity and norse paganism. Odinism later shed it's syncretic anglican elements. Mills was a nazi sympathizer, and to this day many Odinists are white nationalists.

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