In The News: Pagan Temple Being Built In Iceland

by Lindsay Shapka in , ,


According to Discovery News, for the first time in 1,000 years a brand new pagan temple, that will be devoted to the Norse gods Thor, Odin and Frigg (not to be mistaken with the Marvel characters), will be constructed in Iceland's capital city. Thor is the protector of mankind, Odin is the god of wisdom and poetry, and Frigg is the goddess of love.

According to the article, "The gods are viewed as mystical and symbolic. Most modern worshipers don’t consider them to be living beings that are capable of flying down from the clouds."

The huge facility is set to be completed in 2016, and will give Icelanders and place to publicly worship these gods from the Asatru religion that go back to the Viking era — the original settlers of the country. 

The pagan religion has managed to co-exist with Christianity since it made it's way to the island in the year 1000 (though not always peacefully).