New Apprentice Folkbuilder

Please join me in welcoming Joe Drotos of Ohio as the AFA’s newest Apprentice Folkbuilder. Joe comes very highly recommended by leadership and members alike. Joe will be joining the leadership team in the AFA’s Midwest region. Ohio, and the Midwest in general has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years and we are very excited to see how Joe helps this great region move forward.

Hail AFA Midwest!
Hail Joe Drotos!

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Stonewall Kindred

It is my pleasure to announce The Stonewall Kindred as a official Kindred of the Asatru Folk Assembly. Located in the Tri-state area of Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. This Kindred is a spin-off of the Irongard Kindred in Virginia. Both Kindreds are made up of active and retired Military. This is a result of a growth spurt you could say. now there is another AFA Kindred in this region and more support for Þórshof.

Gaining Kindred recognition is not a easy thing, it takes dedication and loyalty and willingness to stand with our church and family.Thank you for stepping up!

Hail the Stonewall Kindred!
Hail the Asatru Folk Assembly!!!

Jason Gallagher 
AFA Kindred Coordinator
[email protected]

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Day of Remembrance for Queen Sigrið

On November 9th, the Asatru Folk Assembly honors our noble Folk Heroine, Queen Sigrið of Sweden.

Widowed early in her marriage to Eric the Victorious of Sweden, her beauty and wealth led many to seek her hand in marriage, all of which she refused and punished the suitors she knew to be unworthy. Queen Sigrið eventually caught the eye of the King of Norway, Olaf Tryggvason, and accepted his proposal.

King Olaf, who had taken upon himself to convert all our Folk to Christianity (by force and devastation when necessary), met with his future queen to discuss the wedding arrangements. He demanded that Queen Sigrið give up her ancestral faith and accept Christ. Queen Sigrið refused and bravely told King Olaf that she would not abandon the faith she was raised in and that of her kinsmen before her. Outraged, King Olaf struck her on the cheek to which she calmly stated, “This may some day be thy death.” The wedding was called off and the two became sworn enemies.

Queen Sigrið eventually married Sweyn Forkbeard, King of Denmark. Aligning Sweden and Denmark, the couple brought war upon the King of Norway ending in the death of Olaf Tryggvason at the Battle of Svolder.

Just as Queen Sigrið stood calm and strong in the face of adversity, we too must stand proud and courageous against those who would uproot us from our ancestral faith. Take time today to celebrate Queen Sigrið with your family and your Folk. Create bonds and traditions that will outlast those who wish to stop you.

Hail Queen Sigrið!
Hail the Folk!
Hail the AFA!

Brandy Callahan
Folkbuilder, Northern Plains

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Nordvestri Kindred

It is my honor to announce the Nordvestri Kindred of Seattle, Washington as a official Kindred of the Asatru Folk Assembly. The Northwest region has really picked up in the last year or so and continues to grow. This group has stepped up to represent our church and help bring our folk home. In an area that previously didn’t have much going on and is now taking off. Gaining Kindred recognition is not a easy thing, it takes dedication and loyalty and willingness to stand with our church and family. Thank you Nordvestri Kindred!

Hail the Nordvestri Kindred!
Hail the Kindreds of the AFA!
Hail the Asatru Folk Assembly!!!

Jason Gallagher
AFA Kindred Coordinator
[email protected]

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New Apprentice Folkbuilder

The AFA is proud to announce Lorraine Wadsworth of Texas as our newest Apprentice Folkbuilder. Texas and the AFA South Central region have been surging with enthusiasm over the last couple of months and with Lori’s help we are poised to see big things. The AFA is able to do what we do because of our amazing people stepping forward and doing the hard work, people like Lori.

Hail Lorraine Wadsworth!

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New Apprentice Folkbuilder

Please join us in welcoming William Migala of Tennessee as the newest Apprentice Folkbuilder of the AFA’s Upper South Region. We have watched this region swell with activity and enthusiasm in the last year and Will is joining a great team in the region led by Witan Svan Herul. Will has shown dedication and persistence thus far and we are excited for the great things he is poised to accomplish in the months and years to come.

Hail Will Migala!

Matthew D. Flavel
Alsherjargothi,
Asatru Folk Assembly

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Daniel Young Oathed in as Folkbuilder

On 10/17/20, Daniel Young took his oath and became a full Folkbuilder and took his place as a member of our AFA Leadership. Daniel’s journey thus far has been impressive to say the least. Daniel has been on the front lines of a very tumultuous region, he has had people let him down and he has stepped up to carry the responsibilities that others dropped. Daniel rose to the challenge and continues to rise. The AFA Upper South and the AFA as a whole are well served with Daniel on the team.

Hail Daniel Young!

Matthew D. Flavel
Alsherjargothi,
Asatru Folk Assembly

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Adam Hudak Oathed in as Folkbuilder

On 10/17/2020, at the 9th AFA Winter Nights in the Poconos, Adam Hudak took his oath and officially joined the ranks of AFA Leadership as a full Folkbuilder. Adam has preformed at the head of the pack in his time as an apprentice. We have the highest hopes and greatest confidence that he will continue to build up his region (AFA Northeast) as well as the AFA, generally, in the months and years to come. We are honored to have Adam with us.

Hail Folkbuilder Adam Hudak!

Matthew D. Flavel
Alsherjargothi,
Asatru Folk Assembly

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Happy Birthday Stephen McNallen

On this day, October 15th, we celebrate the birth of the founder of the Asatru Folk Assembly in 1948. Mr. McNallen was born in Breckenridge, Texas, later attending Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. After college he commissioned into the Army as a 2nd Leutenant and served as an army ranger. Mr. McNallen founded the viking brotherhood in 1970, which would later grow into the asatru free assembly, and later the Asatru Folk Assembly in 1995. All American asatruar are only asatruar because Mr. McNallen and his tireless promotion of our faith, without him American heathenry would look very different, if it would exist at all.Happy birthday to our founder and elder of our church, Steve McNallen!!

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Day of Remembrance for Meister Guido Von List

On the 9th day of October, we honor Meister Guido Von List of Austria, author of “The Secret of the Runes”, among other glorious works! 

Guido Karl Anton List was born in 1848, in Vienna, Austria, to a fairly wealthy family that worked in the leather industry. He was raised Catholic, but mentioned that his faith in the Æsir started at a young age. He was especially drawn to Wotan. 

During his young adult years, he made a living through leather work, just like his father before him. However, he spent much of his free time being an author and a painter, as well as climbing mountains, among other things. 

On one particular Midsummer expedition, he he was inspired enough to reject the foreign faith of Catholicism, and affirm his belief in Odin and the Gods of our Folk! This marked the beginning of Meister Von List’s journey into legend. 

When his father passed away in 1877, Von List made the decision to leave the leather business behind. Instead of following in his father’s footsteps, he chose to devote his time to work more fitting of a man of Wotan: writing, painting, and esoteric studies. For the next 25 years, his writing gained more and more attention, particularly in nationalist circles, as he slowly became a voice of the Volkisch movement in Germanic Europe. His popularity continued to rise, up until he made his great discovery of the Armanen runes in 1902. 

After being blinded for nearly an entire year due to cataract surgery, Von List spent a great deal of time with nothing but his thoughts to entertain him. While blinded, he discovered the Armanen runes, which he believed to be the original language of our Folk. These runes became the basis for his spiritual writings from that point forward, and are now the biggest part of his legacy. 

Von List passed away of old age not long after the Great War, in 1919. He left us with many great works: plays, manuscripts, novels, and of course, the Armanen runes. These writings reached many people even in his time, inspiring a group called the High Armanist Order, who dedicated themselves to the worship of Wotan. 

Meister Guido Von List is truly worthy of many a raised horn, as his invaluable work has inspired and awakened so many of our Folk. From the High Armanist Order, to Alexander Rud Mills, and even to the Asatru Folk Assembly in modern times, his work has made an astounding difference where there otherwise would have been no divergence from the spiritual path given to us by the Abrahamic faiths. 

Hail Guido Von List! 
Trent EastFolkbuilder, Deep SouthAsatru Folk [email protected]

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