Asatru and Women
Is Asatru the last Bastion
belief a man wants the same what a women wants from a man: Respect
few years ago some followers of Asatru made it look like a boys club.
Ideas about being a warrior with references to Vikings and berserkers
were told around. These belief of being a warrior and re-enactment in
general has nothing to do with Asatru as it is a modern Religion of the
21st century with old ties. But at this time it looked like
that women stood aside and supporting just the spleen of the men.
The attraction of Asatru for women
answers to this are as different as the women who are Asatru.
Spirituality and Women
There are several women who have a special kind of relationship to Odin. Their way is a mystical one, who is characterized by deep experiences of the gods in general and Odin especially. This mystical way is not just limited to one god it is one to experiences them all. It exists no difference in the spirituality of men and women and how they relate to the gods just different people and different interests.
Everyone lives his belief as intensive as he or she wants to. In a life time the way of living with the gods will change several times. Every lived relationship changes over time.
Poetry and Women
Women were the first to write a lot of poetry and it is a wonderful
expression to share the inspiration and feelings about the gods and our
belief. One could say it is easier for women to do so but this isn’t
this just an excuse for men not wanting to express their feelings?
Further Reading: Asatru and poetry
Germanic images of Women
The role of women in society
which are oriented on real or pretending to be historic Germanic is of
no interest for the modern Asatru.
© Michael Schütz – Asatru Ring Frankfurt & Midgard– www.asatruringfrankfurt.de