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May 2011
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So, I took a silly little 'what kind of Heathen are you' quiz, and got this as a result:

You scored as Eclectic. You are an Eclectic Heathen. You value personal meaning and spirituality over tradition and lore, and you're willing to draw on non-Germanic sources when they work for you--but the Æsir and Vanir still play a major role in your beliefs.
That sounds pretty accurate...but I was surprised to see 'Reconstructionist' down at the very bottom, because I consider myself a reconstructionist in the 'wanting to take what lore I care about from primary sources when possible' sense.

I sort of wonder whether what the quiz calls 'Eclectic' (which does appear to be a reasonably accurate description of my outlook, that the personal stuff matters to me far more than the lore itself) and my general anti-ritualistic bent (for myself -- largely because ritual doesn't do all that much for me) is what biased it like that. And if it's got a Traditionalist bent to its Reconstructionist stuff. Hrm.

Interesting food for thought, anyway.

You scored as Eclectic. You are an Eclectic Heathen. You value personal meaning and spirituality over tradition and lore, and you're willing to draw on non-Germanic sources when they work for you--but the Æsir and Vanir still play a major role in your beliefs.

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Eclectic

90%

Modernist

60%

Traditionalist

60%

Fake Heathen

15%

Non-Heathen

10%

Reconstructionist

5%

What Kind of Heathen Are You, Really? (version 2.0)
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EDIT: Again, only trying not to be anti-ritualistic in my answers. This looks a little closer to what I would've expected. (And is 100% Eclectic this time, imagine that.)
You scored as Eclectic. You are an Eclectic Heathen. You value personal meaning and spirituality over tradition and lore, and you're willing to draw on non-Germanic sources when they work for you--but the Æsir and Vanir still play a major role in your beliefs.

</td>

Eclectic

100%

Traditionalist

85%

Modernist

50%

Reconstructionist

40%

Fake Heathen

20%

Non-Heathen

10%

What Kind of Heathen Are You, Really? (version 2.0)
created with QuizFarm.com

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You scored as Eclectic. You are an Eclectic Heathen. You value personal meaning and spirituality over tradition and lore, and you're willing to draw on non-Germanic sources when they work for you--but the Æsir and Vanir still play a major role in your beliefs.

</td>

Eclectic

70%

Non-Heathen

55%

Modernist

50%

Reconstructionist

45%

Fake Heathen

45%

Traditionalist

40%

What Kind of Heathen Are You, Really? (version 2.0)
created with QuizFarm.com

The quiz needs answers for dummies like me that say "I dunno".

There were things where I picked the middle between agree and disagree, as the closest thing to 'mu' or 'I dunno' or 'I don't care'.

The second time I tried to actually have an opinion about everything, and so only picked that for one or two things, and got an answer that seems closer to what I think. So I don't think it handles the 'mu' answers very well, unfortunately.

I came up as a fake heathen, which is probably good for an atheist. :)

85% Modernist. Somehow, I'm not surprised. (Eclectic is at 5%, and Traditionalist at 70%).

Hmm.. I wonder what my mentor would think of this..

This is Inge's (isnorden), so while it is streets better than Tysgjald's, yes, I think there is a built-in ritual bias.

Silly me, I had spaced on your being heathen. Take a look at www.groups.yahoo.com/group/heathenthing , would you, please? It's the e-group for an organization I have started--still in the early days but going surprisingly well. An organization for every kind of heathen, with no stuff about what or who is "better" or "unacceptable."

Apologies if you are already one of the 2 or 3 people on the list who I can't identify--people are finally starting to invite their friends in '-)

Frith,
the ever-late M,
plotting as usual

It's not like I go running around screaming that I'm even nominally Asatru, usually, so you shouldn't be too surprised to have not noticed. *grin*