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Fate in Asatru


In Norse Mythology, and Asatru there are many different ideas of what fate is and how it affects our daily lives. Of course, like many other topics there are some very distinct similarities in everyone's beliefs. As I always state, everyone is entitled to their own ideas and beliefs on everything, including fate and how it plays a part in our lives. Today I would like to go over some of the more common ideas, and explore what they may mean. Please remember these are all my views, and you do not have to share them, but please do not bash them! Thank you!

One of my favorite quotes, if not my favorite, describes very well one of the beliefs on fate; "Fearlessness is better than a faint heart for any man who puts his nose out of doors, the length of my life and the day of my death were fated long ago"-Unknown. What the latter part of this quote is referring to, is the Norns. The three Wyrd (Fate, not “weird”) goddesses who sit at one of the three roots of Yggdrasil (the one in Asgard) and guard it, as well as nurture it and keep the world tree healthy. They, just like Yggdrasil, are timeless. They live outside of time and are eternal. They have no specific beginning, and no end.