Etymology of "Asatru"

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Definition: Etymology of "Asatru"
Icelandic, "Æsir faith"

Ásatrú is an Old Norse word consisting of Ása, referring to the Norse gods, and trú, meaning "troth" or "faith". Thus, Ásatrú means "faith of the Norse gods" The term was coined by Edvard Grieg in his 1870 opera Olaf Trygvason, in the context of 19th-century romantic nationalism.

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Title Etymology of "Asatru"
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Last UpdatedJanuary 31, 2021
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MLA Citation “Etymology of "Asatru".” ReligionFacts.com. 31 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021. <religionfacts.com/asatru/etymology>