People of my generation might remember that Greenland is full of ice and Iceland is very nice from D2: The Mighty Ducks. Never has that been more true.
For the first time in 1,000 years a new Asatru temple is being built in Iceland. Nestled in the woodlands of Öskjuhlíð it is an ideal location to commune with the denizens of Asgard. The temple, which was completely funded by donations from Asatruar/Odinists, is expected to be completed next year. As the invasion of Europe continues it is nice to see something defending the continent’s White spiritual heritage being constructed for once.
The Valkyrie Rossweisse, preparing to lead good Odinists to Valhalla.
When semites began bringing their desert religions to the Fatherlands and enforcing them at the point of a sword nearly 2,000 years ago it became far more difficult for Whites to peacefully honor their gods and seek their counsel. The most recent invasion of Europe from the third world has at least led to some Whites waking up; Asatru has grown 50% in Iceland over the last three years and shows no signs of slowing down.
Composer and Allsherjargoði of The Asatru Association Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson informed mbl.is in an English-language interview that the temple honors old traditions in taking sacred geometry into account, while also being designed to provide contemporary style and tremendous acoustics. The intention is to host Asatru musical events at the temple. Hopefully the Soldiers of Odin will keep an eye on Iceland to ensure it does not become Iceistan in the meantime.
Pictured above: Odin-sama inspecting the temple. It meets with his approval.
Recognition and acceptance of the Old Ways are even beginning to resurface in America as Yule approaches, and not just within subgroups of White Nationalism either.
Full disclosure: The author is an ordained Har-Gothi and intends to make a pilgrimage to Öskjuhlíð to honor the real Odin-sama, Vidar-sama and Urd-sama.