The Twelve Virtues

The Virtuous Athenian Maiden by Joseph-Marie Vien
The Virtuous Athenian Maiden by Joseph-Marie Vien

I’ve been inspired by sources such as the Wiccan Rede, the Ten Commandments of Christianity, and Nine Noble Virtues of Asatru to create a list of virtues which I believe it is essential for a Venacian to follow to the best of their abilities…not out of fear of punishment or hope of reward, but in order to live better lives and to enrich the lives of others. These Twelve Virtues are:

  • Honor
  • Loyalty
  • Hospitality
  • Charity
  • Compassion
  • Knowledge
  • Consideration
  • Diligence
  • Productivity
  • Justice
  • Courage
  • Forgiveness

The three example sources I’ve given are not the only places that list these virtues as things to be desired. Many people over the course of human history have discovered how much better people and societies are when these ideals are things we work towards.

While I take the first steps on the path of Venacia, I plan to make a series of posts going into detail on each of the Virtues…what they mean in the faith, how they can be implemented, and how they will benefit everyone. For ease of reference, I’ll link each post back here as I complete them.

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