In many ways, the old Norse beliefs of Scandinavia are strange and wonderful. The old pagan religion had gods and goddesses of music and fertility, nature deities, elves, dwarves, giants, magical weapons and modes of transportation, werewolves and other magical creatures. They had warrior heroes slaying huge serpents, and fantastically strange stories.
Now in Iceland a group of old-time believers is building a Norse temple to open in 2016 for the first time since Iceland converted to Christianity around 1000 A.D. Religious practices and beliefs of modern adherents of the Asatru religion differ greatly from Christianity. Both religions, however, expect an end time and expect their followers to act ethically.
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