Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Meaning of the Asatru Folk Assembly Symbol

What's with those three interlocked drinking horns that make up the Asatru Folk Assembly's logo? 

The three horns represent the three draughts of mead Odin consumed to win wisdom.  They are thought of as dynamic, spinning, active rather than still  -  much like the qualities of the mead, or of wisdom for that matter, which leads us constantly onward.  This particular symbol is found on a Danish runestone from the beginning of the Viking Age, which in itself was a time of ferment and movement.  The color blue stands for Odin's cloak, the white and the gold of the rim stand for spiritual illumination.

Here's a link to more about the runestone that inspired our symbol...

http://tinyurl.com/2yjhrl

Steve McNallen

Asatru Folk Assembly
http://runestone.org

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