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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanic_neopaganism

Wikipedia actually has a pretty good article on “Germanic Neopaganism” which covers Heathenism/Asatru, and those groups that would actually consider themselves Germanic Neopagans. Just a reminder that most Heathens and Asatru do not use the term Pagan at all to describe themselves and their faith. In fact they in general will object to it, some will do so aggressively.

One item I will specifically note is that to the Asatru the Elves and Dwarves are NOT usually lumped in with the Wights. Wights = land spirits of Midgard. Dwarves and Elves reside in their own realms. For more on that you can look at the article on Yggdrasil. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yggdrasil