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 the first time in nearly a millenium, that Odin and all the other Nordic Gods will have another home in Denmark to visit when they are in Miðgarðr.
The opening of the Odins Hof (Valheim) in Denmark is a new beginning for the old ways.
Ceremonies began to consecrate the Hof to Odin.
Nine Roosters were sacrificed for “Alföðr” and consumed as a part of the sacrificial ritual.
The rest was hung in the offering tree like describe as Adam Of Bremen in Uppsala and Merseburg in Lejre.
When the participates entered the northern corner of the Hof, thunder was rolling 3 times. Magical!
The Three Godas (or Norns) made a magnificent job with the most fantastic songs etc
Construction of the Hof. The Odin’s Hov is rising 12 meters above the danish soil, with a square area at around 100 m2.
After some small finishing touches and then temple was ready for the official opening ceremony with attendance of several Danish ministers, with the ribbon cut by the leader of the Danish Parliament.
The “first” Odins temple in a nearly 1000 years is now a reality – and MUCH bigger and more beautiful than they ever have imagined. 🙂
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Article by Njord Kane © 2016 Spangenhelm Publishing
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