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Book: Being Viking

Chapter: Tributaries of the Heathen Movement

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.25650


This chapter provides a more conceptual overview of Heathenry, using the descriptive metaphor of a watershed to examine the dynamics of the movement and make sense of its diversities. Some observers have discovered an overriding consistency in Heathenry: consistently racist, consistently conservative, or consistently presenting an aggressive masculinity. In my own journey through Heathenry, I discovered an important degree of diversity amidst those trends. This chapter the interplay among the movement’s complex and multifaceted influences.

Chapter Contributors

  • Jefferson Calico ( - jcalico) 'Eastern Kentucky University'