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Archive News Post

I've gotten into the habit of copying all articles I find on Asatru/Heathenry in the news as a post on my LJ for archiving, it saves me research later. So this post is really for my own purposes, and has already hit several different groups I'm on.

Inmate Says He Needs Thor's Hammer, Drum
Utah Inmate Says He Needs Sword, Thor's Hammer To Worship Nordic Gods

Salt Lake City, Dec. 21, 2007

(AP) An inmate is suing the Utah Department of Corrections for denying him his right to practice an ancient Nordic religion while behind bars.

Michael Polk is serving time for aggravated assault and robbery. He filed a lawsuit against corrections officials in federal court, accusing them of denying him religious items that he says are necessary to practice the Asatru religion.

The religion worships ancient Nordic gods like Odin, Thor, Tyr and Heimdal.

In the lawsuit, Polk says he has been a member of the Asatru faith since 2005, and in order to properly practice it he needs items including: a Thor's Hammer, a prayer cloth, a Mead Horn used for drinking Wassail, a drum made of wood and boar skin, a rune staff and a sword.


Original Source: Deseret Morning News,
Also found on CBS News

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