Construction of a Pagan Temple to Begin in Reykjavík Next Month

Heathen Harvest

Plans to begin construction of a pagan temple in Öskjuhlíð hill, Reykjavík, have been set in motion. This will be the first pagan temple to be built in the Nordic countries in nearly a thousand years, said the alsherjargoði Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, head priest of the Icelandic Ásatrúarfélag, in an interview with RÚV.

The "hof" is de­signed by ar­chi­tect Mag­nús Jens­son and will be the first one in North­ern Eu­rope for around 900 years. De­sign/​Mag­nús Jens­son The “hof” is de­signed by ar­chi­tect Mag­nús Jens­son and will be the first one in North­ern Eu­rope for around 900 years. De­sign/​Mag­nús Jens­son

The Ásatrúarfélag applied for a plot of land to construct a temple in 2006 and was allotted a piece of land in Öskuhlíð in 2008. The 350 square metres (3767 sq ft) temple will have a vaulted ceiling and seat around 250 people. Its construction will be completed next year. The build­ing has al­ready been de­signed by ar­chi­tect Mag­nús Jens­son ac­cord­ing to the  godi (high priest) of the so­ci­ety,  Hilmar Örn…

View original post 80 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s