The Blot – The Central Religious Observance of Asatru

The Blot is the principle religious observance of the religion of Asatru. It is, at its heart, an offering service. Blots fall into four basic types –

Anatomy of a Blot
The blot can be as simple as offering a drop of ale to the house wights, or a complex and moving ceremonial event. In the list below, I will categorize the elements most often present in a blot of Ravenswood. Please bear in mind that the essential thing in pouring blot is making the offering, everything else is really just ‘icing on the cake’, as they say. I have placed a copy of an All-Gods blot on the site as an example of a more or less ‘complete’ (fully iced!) example blot.