Iceland to build first temple to Norse gods since Viking ageIcelanders 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. 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.
“Odin in His High Seat”: The Figure Found at LejreIt has been five years since this figurine was discovered, but it has not received as much attention as some others, so we decided to give it a little showcase of its own. We introduce you to "Odin" from Lejre. Is it meant to represent Odin? We don't know. When it was first found, it was the center of a debate, because it wore a "dress". The following excerpt is taken from the article "En sølvfigurin fra Lejre i Danmark", written by Tom Christensen of the Roskilde Museum, and published in the journal Viking Vol. 2010. for the Norwegian Archaeological Society.
“First Asatru temple in 900 years?”Members of the Asatru society are hopeful that construction will commence soon on the building of a "hof" or a temple building in Öskjuhlíð, Reykjavik. The building has already been designed by architect Magnús Jensson but a building licence has not yet been awarded due to several remarks and changes to the design, according to the "gothi" (high priest) of the society, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, who is also a well known Icelandic composer.
Current Swedish Archaeology (CSA) is an open-source, peer-reviewed journal focusing primarily on the interpretation of the archaeological record and on archaeology as social practice.
The Icelandic Saga Database is an online resource dedicated to the digital publication of the Sagas of the Icelanders — a large body of medieval literature which forms the foundation of the Icelandic literary tradition.