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The concept of the Nine Noble Virtues is found in modern heathenry (Germanic reconstructionist religion, such as Asatru). The idea is to state the values of heathenry, using the sacred number nine. Some formulations may vary, but the usual list includes:

  1. Courage
  2. Truth
  3. Honor
  4. Fidelity
  5. Discipline
  6. Hospitality
  7. Self-Reliance
  8. Industriousness
  9. Perseverance

This concept was used in the formulation of characters in The Saga of Asa Oathkeeper. For example, each virtue on the list was used as the basis of at least one character, who was meant to embody that virtue. Here was the original list:

  1. Courage - Steinthorr of the Geirungar
  2. Truth - Freydis
  3. Honor - Hrefna Oathbinder
  4. Fidelity - Hjalti of Vestfold
  5. Discipline - Hrafn Herulason
  6. Hospitality - Ketill Falkason
  7. Self-Reliance - Bjornulfur Gudhmundsson
  8. Industriousness - Albinn Volundsgodhi
  9. Perseverance - Asa Ragnvaldardottir (Asa Eidhsvardhkona, Asa Oathkeeper)

Source: Germanic Reconstructionist Religion, such as Asatru