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
kindred@runestone.org

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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
kindred@runestone.org

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