First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years Coming to Iceland

First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years Coming to Iceland

First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years Coming to Iceland A neo-pagan revival of the religion practiced by the Vikings has become one of Iceland’s fastest-growing faiths. Now, plans are under way to build the country’s first shrine to the ancient Norse gods since Iceland converted to Christianity more than a millennium ago. When the Vikings first settled in Iceland in the 9th century, they brought with them a deep devotion to a pantheon on Norse gods. Wooden carvings of deities such as Odin, Thor, Freyr and Frigg adorned their temples,…

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