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Opening of Asatru Temple in Iceland Delayed to Early 2018

By on March 29, 2017

The opening of the Asatru Temple in Reykjavik, Iceland has been pushed back to early 2018. Planning began in 2015 with several locations considered. Öskjuhlíð Hill (near Reykjavik) was ultimately selected and construction of the first main Hof began in 2016.  Early plans had the temple opening mid-2017 (to align with the Summer Solstice) but […]

Asatru: The Lord of the Rings Religion?

By on March 17, 2017

One of the most common opinions about Asatru (and there are many) is that it’s the “Lord of the Rings” religion. After all, a reading of Snorri Sturluson’s Prose Edda will invoke many of the creatures and images used by J.R.R. Tolkein in his legendary novels: dwarves, elves, giants and trolls to name but a few. […]

The Importance of Being Eostre

By on March 1, 2017

Ostara (also known as the ‘Spring Equinox’) is an ancient pagan celebration that heralds the winter’s thaw and the arrival of warmer, fertile days. While many pagans associate this celebration with Danu (or other goddesses of the land), heathens most closely relate Ostara to Eostre, the Anglo Saxon goddess of nature and rebirth (some also call […]