When we look around our society we see a world of twisted and perverted values, we see crime and violence glorified in movie and music, we see dishonesty and betrayal held forth as honorable patterns of behavior. In establishing an identity for ourselves we must of course, have our own values through which we can judge and assess the world we live in.
Many folks today who seek a truer identity than what mainstream society promotes make use of the Nine Noble Virtues, these are guidelines or admonitions and not dogmatic legalisms. These are ideas drawn from our own history, they character traits found in the wisdom of the eddas and saga.
Here is one version below:
COURAGE: Boldness, bravery, standing up for what you believe in and know is right.
HONESTY: Truth - In all things be trú to yourself and to others.
HONOR: Do as you say and act upon your convictions. "Always" honor your oaths!
TROTH: Loyalty to yourself, family, folk, friends and the Gods & Goddesses.
STRENGTH: Self rule, self mastery, the self control and discipline to govern yourself by your convictions.
HOSPITALITY: To freely share your gifts with others.
INDUSTRIOUSNESS: To work wholeheartedly both hard and intelligently. To keep thinking and growing as a person.
SELF RELIANCE: Free standing. Rely on others as little as possible!
PERSEVERANCE: Don't give up at what you do until you feel it is completed and done well.
another similar set of ideas is found in the 14 codes of Aryan ethic
14 codes of Aryan ethic
Honor no gods but those of your own Folk,
As alien gods destroy you.
Nature’s laws evidence the divine plan,
As the natural world is the work of All-Father.
Act nobly and courageously,
Always carefully considering the consequences,
As the effects of your deeds live on after you pass from Midgard.
Live within the reality of this life; fear not your fate,
As fear is for fools and cowards;
A valorous man boldly faces what the Norns decree.
Love, protect, reproduce and advance your Folk,
As natural instinct prohibits miscegenation and self-destruction.
Be honest, be disciplined, be productive and loyal to friends,
As the Aryan spirit strives for excellence in all things.
Treasure your history, heritage, and racial identity,
As your ancestors have entrusted,
It falls with you, it will rise with you.
Honor the memory of your kith and kin,
especially those Who have given their lives of freedom for the Folk,
As your race lives on through your blood and your will.
Respect the wisdom of your elders,
As every moment of your lives Links the infinite past with the infinite future.
Honor your mate, provide for your children
And carry no quarrel with family to sleeptime,
As family is your purpose and fulfillment.
May your word to a kinsman be a bond of steel,
As your troth is your dignity and strength of character.
Be cunning as the fox with enemies and Skraelings,
As their goal is your extinction.
Secure, defend and cherish your homeland,
As Nature’s Territorial Imperative demands.
Live in harmony with Nature and the Folk
And compromise not with evil,
As racial survival is your perpetual struggle.