The Troth ® Mission Statement
The Troth's mission is to educate, train, provide resources for, and otherwise promote the polytheistic religion known as Northern European Heathenry or Asatru. Our religion contains many variations, names, and practices, including Theodism, Irminism, Odinism, Urglaawe and Anglo-Saxon Heathenry, and The Troth seeks to place itself as an umbrella organization where all Asatruar 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 as Odin, Frigga, Thor, Sif, Njord, Frey, Freya, Tyr, Idunna, and 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 Asatru Clergy. Its outreach program teaches people to be stewards for their local geographical areas both inside the United States and throughout the world. In everything it does, The Troth strives to embody the spirit of reciprocity and ethics provided for us by our religious, reconstructed cultural traditions.