Truth: Courage fosters truth, and truth furthers courage- we must be incessant in striving for what we know to be true. Truth is the underlying principle of holy improvement, and ultimately that which steels us in our courage! Without truth, we have no grouding, no consciousness on any level, nor courage to achieve and evolve, relegating our Being to a farcical play.
Honor: Our honor is our worth, without worth, we are nothing. Without honor, we are doomed to the darkest corner of Helheim; without worth, we do not further our Folk, kin, or ourselves, but instead hold back that evolution for which Indo-European culture strives. Our deeds, both foul and fair outlive us, and carry the burden or glory of our Beings- we cannot allow ourselves to accrue the baggage of failure or disgrace that our children and their children would subsequently bear!
Loyalty: In this 'modern era', loyalty is the first thing to falter - loyalty is what holds our kin and friends to us, what holds them true and keeps those bonds strong. Our oaths serve as the conduit where the power of our folk-essence travels, the very web that weaves together the tapestry of our spiritual paths. We must be unfailing in our loyalties- to our Gods, Ancestors, Rita (cosmic law), and our fellow traveler. Any breach of loyalty is a tear upon the fabric of the weave, and so threatens the unmaking of the Whole overall. We as folk cannot suffer to permit a betrayal on any level!
Discipline: We grasp and shape our own Orlog (luck) and Wyrd (result/consequence). This carries forth from our own personal sphere to that of the Indo-European megafolk overall. We must have the discipline that keeps us true to our principles and virtues, and allows us to master our resolve and focus. We must remain free of dependencies and self-destructive habits that are the nemesis of evolution: which sow the seeds of our own demise.
Hospitality: We rely on the strengths of loyalty and love that are forged by our mutual Oath...what good are such things when we think only of self and can't be bothered otherwise? We must be ready and willing to lend help and assistance where we can, to folk of noble heart, when it is needed - what good are we to those to whom we are bound if we cannot depend on one another?
Industriousness: We are worthless if we cannot work to advance our families, to provide better for them in providing the best we can for our Folk...in reaching high goals, in striving for perfection in all areas of life, we lay that example for our children, as they will for their own. Laziness is unacceptable and a true disservice to them. We must build our community and work to further our standing in society, which also strengthens it! We cannot simply 'settle' for the mediocre, nor be satisfied in simply surviving - this does nothing to inspire our children to to achieve or evolve!
Self-reliance: Freedom is the essence of all joyous life! To need reliance on others, or to be bound in thralldom to servitude, is worse than death! We cannot be satisfied to let others think for us, nor can we be satisfied to let others do our work. Freedom is duty and self-reliance, not laziness or profligacy, for those only lead to need and slavery. Only freedom can strengthen our love for life, and we cannot allow ourselves to be enthralled by need or want, which in turn enthralls our children and descendants, and thus the future of our ancestors... Only freedom furthers freedom!
Perseverance: Perseverance is inherently dynamic in nature, and is essential to Natural Order. We must actively persevere and preserve our Immanence, our wisdom and our folk. We must persevere to achieve, and must remain stalwart in our works and commitments. Only through our dynamic achievement can we truly foster the developments and evolutionary gains of the Indo-European Ancestors - furthering the gains of our Fathers and those of our own generation, while laying firm foundations upon which our children (and the countless generations of our lines who will follow) can build and grow.
These principles were more on the esoteric end of things, and may not have been well-known as labels to people in the warrior and farmer classes, indeed they were almost subconscious or unconscious parts of the culture that mainly people like the Armanen contemplated consciously.