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BROTHERHOOD OF VÍKINGAR
Víkingaherr (The Viking Brotherhood) is a brotherhood of Víkingar, with a marked warrior element and culture, who share and promote a flexible and modern, yet, traditional tribal approach, to Forn Siðr, or the Norse Old Customs. This includes living by the Víkinga Lög (The Viking Code), embracing Samvægja (The Viking Values), and honoring our ancestors and traditions.
JOINING THE BROTHERHOOD
Admittance to Víkingaherr is selective and is only granted upon reaching a rank within the organization, namely Hirðmaðr, Hersir, Berserkr, or Úlfheðinn. Potential assignment to a Hirð (Unit) is based on rank. Joining a Sveit (Tribe), however, is independent from becoming a member of Víkingaherr.
VÍKINGAHÖLL: THE HALL OF VÍKINGAHERR
Víkingahöll (the Hall of Víkingaherr) is a restricted G+ online community exclusively open to those who have reached a rank within the organization, namely Hirðmaðr, Hersir, Berserkr, or Úlfheðinn, and therefore, who area members of Víkingaherr.
Subject to security clearance, access to Víkingahöll is also provided on a probationary basis to Hirðmaðr trainees until they achieve a rank, so they may start networking with other Hirðmenn right away.
THE VIKING CODE
COURAGE - ÁRÆÐI
Aræði is defined as more than just courage. It has an element of boldness, of being dangerous and daring, and also willing to attack. Without the aspect of bravery often associated with not thinking straight, and thus, not having control over oneself.
We brave and endure difficulties, danger, pain, and duress. We overcome our fears. We act with courage and sometimes bravery. We do what is right even in the face of adversity.
HONOR - HEIÐR
Heiðr goes beyond the simple modern concept of honor, as it directly links honor to self-worth, and thus, makes honor a fundamental and essential aspect of a man's very identity.
We carry out, act, and live the values of the Víkingar Code, as well as those of respect, fairness, honesty, good qualities of character, and high standards of behavior.
STRENGTH - STYRKR
Styrkr is more than physical and mental strength, as it also includes elements of force, mastery of core skills (such as archery), and even violence.
We train and shape our mind, body, and soul to be strong. We control our willpower. We develop and improve our fighting capabilities and skills.
BROTHERHOOD - BRÓÐURLEIKR
Bróðurleikr involves a concept of brotherhood that is not religious, but instead more military, brotherly, fraternal, and sometimes similar to, or more powerful than, a blood connection.
We nurture friendships with each others for life and beyond. We constantly increase the cohesion between us. We always have each other's back.
LOYALTY - EINARÐAR
Einarðar goes well beyond loyalty. It is not just being faithful. It is deep, determined loyalty of a special kind, right to the core.
We bear true faith and allegiance to our brothers and to the Víkingar Code. We trust, we believe in, and we devote ourselves to our brothers.
INTEGRITY - DYGÐAR
Dygðar associates integrity with virtue, as well as actual virtuous deeds. As such it goes beyond abstract concepts to refer specifically to an individual's actions.
We do what is morally and ethically right, no matter the consequences. We are honest, we speak the truth, and we do not deceive our brothers.
DISCIPLINE - AGI
Agi adds an element of constraint and even restraint to discipline, with a strong concept of self-control directly associated with free will.
We obey the Víkingar Code. We stay true to the goals we have set for ourselves and our brothers while remaining flexible. We master our mind and soul to achieve self-control.
DETERMINATION - FASTHELDI
Fastheldi represents at the same time determination, perseverance, and tenacity.
We act and behave with strength of character, resolve, resoluteness and firmness of purpose. We do not give up and we get things done.
SIMPLICITY - METNAÐARLEYSI
Metnaðarleysi expresses satisfaction with one's traditional, primitive and basic life as a man and warrior, in harmony with natural and primal processes. It embraces the simple life and what makes life simple. It rejects opportunistic ambition, often achieved at the cost of honor, loyalty, and integrity, and dismisses the need for wealth, fame, and privilege.
We remain free from extravagance, luxury, complexity, intricacy, privilege, and complications. We are natural and traditional. We are humble.
THE VIKING VALUES
Race is irrelevant to us as it does not define a man's worth. However, as various ethnicities display pride in their own racial identity, we are proud of our own heritage, and we will not apologize for our own skin color.
We are tolerant of other ideologies as long as they do not interfere with our own beliefs, culture, traditions, and freedoms. However, as we rejected Christianity many centuries ago, we now also reject other organized religions such as Islam and Asatru for being a threat to our way of life.
We have no issue with homosexuality, bisexuality, or heterosexuality. However, we do not endorse the inherent feminization of males associated with the gay or metrosexual movements.
We favor equal opportunities for both genders based on actual merit and inherent biological limitations and strengths. However, we oppose feminism, its systemic hatred towards men, and the promotion of females based on gender rather than merit.
We strongly oppose gender neutrality and the overall emasculation of men. We however embrace traditional and primal male skills, characteristics and behavior associated with our warrior beliefs and culture.
THE VIKING OLD CUSTOMS
Forn Siðr (or "Old Customs") is not a religion or faith to us. It is our truth, our ancestors, our culture, our identity, our knowledge, our masculinity, our spirit. Forn Siðr is what makes us men and our own man, taking our own decisions, and taking our own responsibilities. Forn Siðr is a warrior belief system.
We do not pray to the Norse Æsir, Ásynjur, Vanir, Jötnar, Aðrir, Kindir, or Kynja (Old Norse terms do not translate to "gods"), nor do we expect them to tell us what to do or how to behave. They are our ancestors, they are ideals we strive to achieve, they are ourselves, they are us.
A fundamental aspect of Forn Siðr is that it has no dogma. No centralized structure, organization, or power. No one to tell you what to think or believe, how to behave, or how to live your life. As a result, we provide very limited guidance. Instead, we give you actual knowledge, so you can be a wolf among all the Heathen sheep.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN BELONG
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