Putting the Blood Back into Blót: The Revival of Animal Sacrifice in Modern Nordic Paganism


  • Michael Strmiska Dept of Global Studies, Orange County Community College




Neo-Paganism, Paganism, Asatru, Heathenry, sacrifice


Animal sacrifice, once among the most universal of religious practices, is now among the most reviled and rejected. This article explores how a small number of Modern Nordic Pagans in the United States are experimenting with recreating the practice of animal sacrifice as part of their project of revitalizing past tradition.

Author Biography

Michael Strmiska, Dept of Global Studies, Orange County Community College

Dept of Global Studies, Orange County Community College


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How to Cite

Strmiska, M. (2007). Putting the Blood Back into Blót: The Revival of Animal Sacrifice in Modern Nordic Paganism. Pomegranate, 9(2), 154–189. https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v9i2.154