Wesath ji hêl!

Welcome to Axenthof Thiad's web page.

This web site serves as a forum for members of Axenthof Thiad to express some of our ideas about heathen religion and culture. It also serves to help facilitate communication with anyone interested in what we are doing.

Axenthof Thiad gets its name from the place where, in an old Frisian story, a mysterious stranger threw his axe, kicking up turf and creating a holy spring. At this spring the stranger gave the Frisians their laws. We believe, as do many scholars, that this story is a somewhat transposed version of an older myth about the god Fosite, the Frisian name for the god known as Forseti in Scandinavia. In giving the people their laws, the god in essence gave them their identity as a tribe. Thus, our name represents our appreciation for the god Fosite as well as representing our tight bonds as a tribe.

Axenthof Thiad has its origins in Fresena Thiad, which was part of the Winland Rice and had its beginings in the early 1990's. Axenthof practices a form of Theodish Belief. We are an independent Theodish group, sharing history and friendship with some other Theodish organizations but with no official ties to any beyond that. We currently have members in New England, Arkansas, and Minnesota, as well as friends and associates scattered throughout the country. If you are interested in what we do, or in Theodish Belief in general, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have. Even if you are far from New England or Texas we may still be able to help direct you toward local people.

We hope you find our writings on this web site interesting. This site will be added to fairly often, so we encourage you to check back frequently.

Hęl and sî!

Gerd Forsta Axenthowes