this is a special area on my page. i would like to dedicate it to the ÁSATRÚ community. therefore, i will start with our wedding.
we had a wonderful ÁSATRÚ wedding with JÓHANNA, our goði. one part of us will stay with you for all time now. thank you JÓHANNA!
what am i talking about? ÁSATRÚ is a state-recognised religious community in ICELAND. the faith to the AESIR was the religion of all nordic nations in EUROPE before christianisation. ÁSATRÚ came to ICELAND with the settlers, and lived through the ages amongst ICELANDERS and is growing steadily after legal recognition of the government in 1972. nowadays, this religion is also spread all over the world, but it's only possible in ICELAND to get legally married with the bless of our gods. it's a religion for our old gods, as for instance ODIN, the father of all. JÓHANNA was our goði, a priestess of ÁSATRÚ. she lead us through the wedding-blót (wedding ritual). we invited FREYJA, FRIGG, VÁR and ODIN and FREYR as our witnesses.
SIGURDUR her husband suprised us with the world best waffles with raspberry jam after the ceremony. another ritual was born which will be celebrated now in TÜBINGEN each anniversary: wedding waffles. unfortunately, these waffles will never be as good as yours. thank you. :)
pictures made by TOM R. and MICHAELA A.
please visit her web site www.hlesey.is
she designs handcrafted viking art as for instance drinking horns and runes carved in wood or stone. besides her work for the compound, JÓHANNA and her husband SIGURDUR breed viking hens and icelandic sheepdogs on their beautiful farm on the fjord called HVALFJÖRÐUR.