PANTHEON? WHAT PANTHEON?

PANTHEON? WHAT PANTHEON?

This article might be regarded as a follow-up to several other papers and articles that the present author has presented
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The Background and Nature of the Annual and Occasional Rituals of the Ásatrúarfélag in Iceland

The Background and Nature of the Annual and Occasional Rituals of the Ásatrúarfélag in Iceland

Abstract. This paper is largely based on interviews which were taken with Jörmundur Ingi Hansen, and Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, the
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The Valknut: Heart of the Slain?

The Valknut: Heart of the Slain?

This essay argues that the triple-triangle symbol commonly known as the valknut represents a heart in at least some contexts.
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‘Edda and “Oral Christianity”: Apocryphal Leaves of the Early Medieval Storyworld of the North’

‘Edda and “Oral Christianity”: Apocryphal Leaves of the Early Medieval Storyworld of the North’

Until the end of the eleventh century Scandinavia was still to a large extent an unknown and frightening world to
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News & Entertainment

  • Iceland to build first temple to Norse gods since 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 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 Lejre It 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.

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Swedish Saga DB
Journal of Current Swedish Archaeology Icelandic Saga Database
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.
heimskringla skaldic
Heimskringla: Norse Resource Database The Skaldic Project
HEIMSKRINGLA is an online collection of Old Norse source material, primarily Eddas, Icelandic sagas, scaldic poetry, and some background material. An international project to edit the corpus of medieval Norse-Icelandic skaldic poetry. Skalds, manuscripts, key words, versus, and poems are archived, and searchable.