Valheim Hof in Denmark, dedicated to Odin and the gods

A new temple dedicated to the Norse god Odin and other gods has opened in Denmark. Is it the first Odin’s temple since the Christianization of Scandinavia, which took place between the 8th and the 12th centuries.  The year 1188 AD marks the triumph of Christianity in Denmark with the canonization of St. Canute (Sankt Knud), the patron saint of Denmark.  Since then, the old ways native to the Danish folk was suppressed for centuries.  Finally, as the old ways become re-embraced into Danish culture, a temple rises to hail the way. It is…

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Fólkvangr, Freyja welcomes you to the Field of the Host

Fólkvangr is a meadow or field ruled by the Norse goddess Freyja. It is where half of those that have died in combat go upon their deaths. The other half go to the Norse god Odin in the Halls of Valhalla. Fólkvangr is attested in the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda.  Fólkvangr is a field where Freyja receives half of those who died in battle and it is also the name of a ship. Both the field and the ship are attested in the Prose Edda. Their are three primary places where…

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