Category: 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

“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,

“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

“Coast Guard gives WWII vet a Viking funeral at sea”

Originally Published By Meghann Meyers and “Navy Times”.  Click here to read original. The Coast Guard carries out dozens of burials at sea in a given year, but one World War II veteran got a unique farewell. On Sept. 29, Station Atlantic City fulfilled the final wishes of service veteran Andrew Haines, a New Jersey

Welcome To Our New Website!

Welcome to the new website for Odroerir: The Heathen Journal! We’re really excited about what this website has to offer, and what it will potentially develop into over the next few years.  So excited in fact, that we felt it might be a good idea to offer up an explanation of who we are and

Odroerir interviews Wardruna’s Einar Selvik

Wardruna is probably one of the best known music projects in Heathenism, and for good reason.  Nobody else has yet captured the intense moods and atmospheres that Einar Selvik has managed to encapsulate within the runic concepts of Wardruna’s first installment, Gap Var Ginnunga.  The music is ritualistic, ambient and natural sounding.  The instruments used

It’s a Man!

With the imminent release of a 200 page journal full of reconstructionist themed material, we figured we would kick things off with a little humor.