The Nine Noble Virtues, NNV, or 9NV are two sets of moral and situational ethical guidelines within certain groupings of Heathens, typically those with folkish views such as Odinists and members of the Ásatrú Folk Assembly. One set was codified by former member of Sir Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists and National Socialists, John Yeowell (a.k.a. Stubba) and John Gibbs-Bailey (a.k.a. Hoskuld) of the Odinic Rite in 1974, and the other set codified by Stephen A. McNallen of the Asatru Folk Assembly in 1983. However, others believe that the earlier set, the one the Odinic Rite claim they codified, were originally put together and labelled as the Nine Noble Virtues (the “9NV”) by Edred Thorsson during his time with the original AFA. They are supposedly based on virtues found in historical Norse paganism, gleaned from various sources including the Poetic Edda (particularly the Hávamál and the Sigrdrífumál), and as evident in the Icelandic Sagas).
The Nine Charges are a different list of more explicitly phrased moral or ethical guidelines codified at about the same time. The Six-Fold Goal is yet another list of virtues, given as "Right, Wisdom, Might, Harvest, Frith and Love" by Stephen Flowers (a.k.a. Edred Thorsson) in 1989.
The Aesirian Code of Nine is also used by some practitioners of Heathenism, consisting of "honor, knowledge, protect, flourish, change, fairness, conflict, balance and control."
The list of "Nine Noble Virtues" is due to either John Yeowell (a.k.a. Stubba) and John Gibbs-Bailey (a.k.a. Hoskuld), members of Odinic Rite, or alternatively due to Edred Thorsson, at the time member of the Asatru Free Assembly. Stephen A. McNallen compiled a similar list under the title "Some Odinist Values" in the Asatru Folk Assembly journal The Runestone (re-published in anthology form in 1983).
"Nine Noble Virtues"
"Some Odinist Values"
The Nine Charges were codified by the Odinic Rite in the 1970s.