For the first time in nearly a millennium, a temple dedicated to the Aesir will be built in Iceland. Built under the auspices of the Icelandic Ásatrúarfélag (Icelandic Asatru Fellowship), the temple will be able to accommodate some 250 people, or about 10% of the group’s total membership. The temple is expected to be completed next year.
This is a terrific milestone. Asatruar everywhere should be proud of this achievement, no matter what one’s stance on various issues may be. The Gods are once again being honored in the lands where they once held sway, and the fact that the Ásatrúarfélag could rally the resources to make this happen should be a model for Asatruar everywhere.