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Kindred


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.

Our goði (priest) is Dr. Karl E. H. Seigfried, Theology and Religious History Faculty at Cherry Hill Seminary and Adjunct Professor, Pagan Chaplain, and Pagan Forum Faculty Advisor at Illinois Institute of Technology, He is the first practitioner of Ásatrú to earn a graduate degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and his writing on myth and religion is featured at The Norse Mythology Blog.

Questions? Send us a message via our contact page.