Anglo-Saxon Théodish Belief

Rediscover the many-godded belief of your English Heathen ancestors


Swá dydon híe þan, dóþ wé swá same.
As they did then, do we so the same.

Anglo-Saxon Théodish Belief, also known as Theodism, is the rekindling of the manygodded troth that was held by our Anglo-Saxon heathen forebears before the coming of Christianity. Thus we are given to the mystery of sacral kingship and to worship of such gods and goddesses as Tíw, Wóden, Fríg, Þunor, and Éastre who are remembered still today in the names for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Easter. Moreover, as Théodsmen, it is our earnest belief that the elder troth and its thew should be rekindled in its fullness. Indeed, we believe that the gods and ghosts of our fore-elders are worthy of no less.

Mid Rihtum Gódum Willan
With a Right Good Will

The Ealdríce is a háliggyld (holy-guild) of the Wínland Ríce. Founded at Éastre 2010 in the Old Dominion of Virginia by Þórbeorht, its ealdorblótere (chief priest), the Ealdríce was woven into the Wínland Ríce’s “web of oaths” at Þrimilce 2019 when Þórbeorht swore his hold oath to Gárman Lord, its cyning (sacral king).

Following the farming year, the Ealdríce gathers twice monthly by the moon to hold moot and to fain the gods and good wights with worship, song, dance, drink and mickle merrymaking.

Should you be minded to learn more about our fellowship of merry Théodsmen, its many-godded Anglo-Saxon Théodish Belief, and its heathen thew, we welcome you to read more at Háliggyld Books or to subscribe to Spellstów, our online newsletter.

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