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Thor's Oak Kindred is an inclusive organization dedicated to the practice of the Ásatrú religion in Chicago. We come together to honor the Norse gods and goddesses, the spirits of the land, and the departed people who inspire us.

Since 2016, we have been building and nurturing a face-to-face community of practitioners in Chicago and the greater midwestern region for ritual celebration, group events, and mutual support.

Our members are kindred by choice and have chosen to embrace each other as family. We are proud of our diversity, and we stand against all discrimination on the basis of race, sex, orientation, identity, origin, ancestry, age, or ability.

Thor's Oak Kindred is a member of the Troth Kindred Program and provides local and regional representation for the Troth, an international Ásatrú organization dedicated to inclusivity, education, scholarship, and training. We are happy to have Troth Rede (board) member and Illinois Steward Lonnie Scott in our kindred.

Our goði (priest) is Dr. Karl E. H. Seigfried, a member of the Troth Clergy Program, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Humanities of the Lewis College of Human Sciences at Illinois Institute of Technology, and the first practitioner of Ásatrú to earn a graduate degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School. His writing on myth and religion is featured at The Norse Mythology Blog.

Questions? Send us a message via our contact page.