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The pagan Ásatrú association conducts a 'blót' during the solar eclipse

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  • Öskuhlíð hill Perlan sits on top of the hill. The pagan ceremony takes place at the foot of the hill, near Nauthólsvík geothermal bathing area. Photo/GVA

Members of the Icelandic Ásatrú Association will gather at Öskjuhlíð hill in Reykjavík tomorrow morning to view the near total solar eclipse and to celebrate the construction of the association’s first pagan temple.  This will be the first pagan temple to be built in the Nordic countries in nearly a thousand years.

Read more: Construction of a pagan temple to begin in Reykjavík next month
Read more: 10 interesting facts about the old pagan Ásatrú

The ceremony will begin at 08.38 am tomorrow, at the same moment as the Moon touches the Sun’s edge, with the pagan ‘blót’, the worshipping of the old gods, happening when the eclipse reaches its maximum at 09.37.

All are welcome to partake in the event. 

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