The Troth
 


Welcome to The Troth!

The Troth's mission is to educate, train, provide resources for, and otherwise promote the polytheistic religion known as Northern European Heathenry. Our religion contains many variations, names, and practices, including Asatru, Theodism, Urglaawe, Irminism, Odinism, Vanatru, and Anglo-Saxon Heathenry. The Troth seeks to place itself as an umbrella organization where all Heathens may meet, worship, and learn from one another. We understand that what we all share is a defining personal loyalty to, or Troth with, the Gods and Goddesses of Northern Europe, our specific and tribal ancestors, and the landvaettir, or spirits of the earth around us.

Our Gods and Goddesses belong primarily to two tribes: the Aesir, and the Vanir, and are known to us by many names in many languages. Perhaps among the best known of our deities are Odin, Frigga, Thor, Sif, Njord, Frey, Freya, Tyr, Idunna, and Holle, but there are many others.

We are deeply proud of our indigenous Northern European religious, cultural, and historical heritages. We welcome all people, whatever their religious, cultural, or ancestral background, gender or sexual orientation, who have developed or wish to develop a relationship with our Gods and Goddesses, and would like to know more about Asatru or other forms of Heathenry. Together, our members practice the moral principles followed by our noble predecessors, including: Boldness, Truth, Honor, Troth, Self-Rule, Hospitality, Industry, Self-Reliance, Steadfastness, Equality, Strength, Wisdom, Generosity, and Family Responsibility.

The Troth provides excellence in its resources, up-to-date research in Northern European Heathenry, and training programs for future scholars and/or Heathen Clergy. Its outreach program teaches people to be Stewards for their local geographical areas both inside the United States and throughout the world. The Troth has multiple programs aimed toward personal enrichment and community interaction, and we are continually investigating and undertaking new initiatives. In everything it does, The Troth strives to embody the spirit of reciprocity and ethics provided for us by our religious, reconstructed cultural traditions.

The Troth is an international Heathen organization based in the United States and is a non-profit corporation registered in the state of Texas. Additionally, The Troth is recognized by the state of New York as a 501(c)(3) non-profit religious organization.

The Troth is open to all who seek to know and to honor the Gods, ancestors, and values of the Germanic Heathen traditions, regardless of gender, race, nationality, or sexual orientation. The Troth stands against any use of Germanic religion and culture to advance causes of racism, sexism, homophobia, white supremacy, or any other form of prejudice.

Updated 08/07/2016