Iceland Building First Pagan Temple To Norse Gods Since The Viking Age

Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island’s first major temple to the...
High priest Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson and fellow members of the Asatru Association attend a ceremony at the Pingvellir National Park near Reykjavik. Photograph: Reuters

Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island’s first major temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age.

“And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:” Revelation 9:20 (KJV)

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High priest Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson and fellow members of the Asatru Association attend a ceremony at the Pingvellir National Park near Reykjavik. Photograph: Reuters

Reykjavik, Iceland – Worship of the gods in Scandinavia gave way to Christianity around 1,000 years ago but a modern version of Norse paganism has been gaining popularity in Iceland.

“I don’t believe anyone believes in a one-eyed man who is riding about on a horse with eight feet,” said Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, high priest of Ásatrúarfélagið, an association that promotes faith in the Norse gods. “We see the stories as poetic metaphors and a manifestation of the forces of nature and human psychology.”

Membership in Ásatrúarfélagið has tripled in Iceland in the last decade to 2,400 members last year, out of a total population of 330,000, data from Statistics Iceland showed.

The temple will be circular and will be dug 4 metres (13ft) down into a hill overlooking the Icelandic capital Reykjavik, with a dome on top to let in the sunlight. “The sun changes with the seasons so we are in a way having the sun paint the space for us,” Hilmarsson said.

The temple will host ceremonies such as weddings and funerals. The group will also confer names to children and initiate teenagers, similar to other religious communities. Iceland’s neo-pagans still celebrate the ancient sacrificial ritual of Blot with music, reading, eating and drinking, but nowadays leave out the slaughter of animals. source – Guardian UK

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  • This is very, very sick and disturbing. It is nothing short of a blatant sign of immense ingratitude to our Creator. There is a scriptural warning in Revelation 14: “Fear God and give glory to HIM for the hour of His judgment is come. Worship God who created the heaven, the earth, the sea and the fountains of water.” Sadly, it appears we are worshipping just about everything and everybody else. So very sad!

    • Danny

      Indeed sister Constance, so sad and so indicative of these end times that hopefully will end soon with the appearance of our Savior.

  • Mario

    The changes I have seen in this world in the last 20 years very clearly prove that our Lord Jesus Christ is about to arrive.

  • Anna

    As a pagan witch I think it’s so wonderful that the Old Ways are coming back. Now if only we could get more temples in the U.S. as well. A temple to the Hellenic gods would be wonderful too. It warms my heart.

    • Marc

      I rebuke those words in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, who only is worthy to be worshipped!

      • Sara

        Anna, do you really believe what you’ve written, or are you just trying to gain some attention by shocking others? Practising witchcraft will land you in Hell. I guarantee you. In Hell, you will be more warm than you could possibly imagine.

        • Tony

          yeah! religous freedom is only okay if they are for chrisians

        • Anna

          Shock people? What do you mean dear?

      • Chris

        Marc, AMEN, I also rebuke the words that have come out in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ who created heaven and earth, who died on the cross for our sins and is sitting on the throne of our heavenly father on the right hand………Thank you Heavenly Father.

  • Suez

    Now this is the kind of News you should be reporting!!! It is a sad and evil day we are seeing come to pass. But, it also is telling us that things are lining up for anti-christ to make his wicked, ugly appearance, and that it won’t be long now until, Jesus Christ comes for his body!!! Praise God!

    • Suez

      Amen, Richard. Seems it doesn’t mater. Praise God we worship the one true Living God!!! The creator of all things!!!

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  • Brenden

    We were not placed on this earth to judge, but to be judged. They will be forgiven their trespasses, as will all of you for your own. The Almighty wrote no books, yet guided the lives and hands of their authors. Holy books will change with age, as will all the creations of man, and His creation: man, in itself, but not God. He is ancient and unchanging, fair and loving. So much so, that he will even forgive you all for worshiping the flawed words of man that have become his gospel more so than the his own greatness and generosity. Many of the books considered in the collection that would become the king James edition of the bible were left out or edited. Others were lost to time before the king James edition was even conceived. Do not be so literal in your interpretation of the bible. Not all of our mortal authors were guided by his divine hand (and maybe even less of their editors!). Trust his goodness and his love, and live to spread his great message of compassion. Worship Him, not the books written by mortals who claim to know his great vision in it’s entirety, for they are surely imperfect, and when treated as otherwise become false idols themselves. Love God, not religion, and do not hate love when he lets it present itself in other forms. He did not place you here to judge. That is his own eternal chore. We are, none of us, born forsaken.

    • ablack57

      I will let the Word of God speak for itself. God Himself will judge those who are unbelieving. That also means those who do NOT take His Word literally.(Romans 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.)(Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.)( 1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.) (Romans 1:16-32) “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. {17} For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. {18} For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; {19} Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. {20} For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: {21} Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. {22} Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, {23} And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. {24} Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: {25} Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. {26} For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: {27} And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. {28} And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; {29} Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, {30} Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, {31} Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: {32} Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”(Romans 2:2-16) “But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. {3} And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? {4} Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? {5} But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; {6} Who will render to every man according to his deeds: {7} To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: {8} But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, {9} Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; {10} But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: {11} For there is no respect of persons with God. {12} For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; {13} (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. {14} For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: {15} Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) {16} In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.” When we judge, we judge righteous judgement, not of man’s character or appearance, but by the Holy, inerrent, pure Word of God. Blessings in Christ

      • Amen to you ablack57, a bible believer ! The WORD OF GOD !

  • rebelwithacause

    Jesus come quickly…………..


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