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The Comunidad Odinista de España-Asatru is a Germanic neopagan organization in Spain, practicing a form of Germanic neopaganism termed Odinism after the chief god of Norse mythology, Odin. Its members are also called heathen which means: haithno (Gothic), hæthen Anglo-Saxon, heide (German), mistranslation by the Gothic Bishop Wulfila (4th century c.e.) of hethanos (Armoric).



The term Odinism was coined by Orestes Brownson in his 1848 Letter to Protestants.[1] The term was re-introduced in the late 1930s by Alexander Rud Mills in Australia with his First Anglecyn Church of Odin and his book The Call of Our Ancient Nordic Religion.[2] In the 1960s and early 1970s, Else Christensen's Odinist Study Group and later the Odinist Fellowship brought the term into usage in North America. Odinists do not necessarily focus on the worship of Odin and most honour the full pantheon


Under the influence of Christensen's group, Ernesto (or "Ernust") García and Isabel Rubio founded the Circulo Odinista Español in Spain in 1981. Else Christensen gave his blessing to this organization and recognized as such in 1981.[3] In 2007 the organization changed its name to "Cículo Odinista Europeo" after years of intense struggle for the restoration of Odinism.

In 2006 the COE began a fight against the pillaging in the ancient capital of the Goths, Toledo. Efforts were made to the regional president Jose Maria Barreda and got stop of the destruction of the remains found. Those remains were in the entire Goth city with all its houses, streets, etc... and have been declared a national monument thanks to the effort of all.[4]

In 2007, The COE (Circle Odinist European) went from being a cultural organization to be officially recognized by the Spanish government as an official religion, allowing them to perform "legally binding civil ceremonies" (i. e. marriages). COE has been the fourth Odinist/Asatru religious organization has been recognized with official status in the world , after Iceland, Norway and Denmark.


The structure consists of the Reiki or president, who is at the executive level where more power is legal effect. The Reiki is the chief social and religious figure in the COE.

The priestly class is composed of the Gotha and the Seider. The Seider is divided into the Spaekona, who perform Spae magic and the Seidkona who perform Seidr magic, which relates and unites the functions of Völva, clairvoyance and high magic. Any person, male or female, may belong to these two organizations. Member of the Seider must also possess other types of power such as clairvoyance, telepathy, etc.

Since 2007 the Gothar have been governed by Angel Arroyo and since 2008 the order of Seider by Seidkona Maria Angeles Lozano

Holy days


January (Snowmoon)

  • January 21: Day of the founding of the Circulo Odinista Español.

May (Merrymoon)

  • May 4: Remembrance Day for Else Christensen. Mother of Odinism who died May 4, 2005.

September (Shedding)

  • 2nd Saturday of September: Day of Odinism. National Encounter of the whole Confession Odinism, where he performs a special Blot to the Gods and Confession Odinism.


Migrations of the main column of the Visigoths

After a long migration integrated into the process of the Germanic invasions and the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, the Visigoths established their kingdom in the Iberian Peninsula during the sixth century, placing its capital in Toledo for its strategic location central.

COE is studying closely the studies conducted by Rupert Sheldrake's morphic fields and Carl Jung's collective unconscious as "very close to the Germanic ideas surrounding the Well of Urth", and presented a definition of "metagenetics" as:

"The hypothesis that there are spiritual or metaphysical implications to physical relatedness among humans which correlate with, but go beyond, the known limits of genetics.

The code of values of the confession Odinist is to live their lives according to the Nine Noble Virtues and the Nine points programmatic of COE.

Nine points programmatic of COE
1-Odin, our ancestral religion in Europe.
2-The religion of the future.
3-The Gods and the sacred.
4-A code of values as a vital livelihood.
5-Odin as a lifestyle.
6-The world, man, soul and body.
7-Respect for diversity. Fight for identity.
8-Religion, politics and society.
9-Everything perishes, everything returns to be.

First pagan wedding in Spain


First pagan wedding in Spain

On December 23 the first legal pagan wedding in Spain in 1,500 years took place on the beach of Vilanova, Barcelona.[5] Jordi and Francesca, members of Confession Odin-Asatru, united their lives under the Rite Odinist Continental led by Ernust, Godi of the COE. The ceremony was attended by pagans of all faiths in Spain, as well as members of Confession Odinist-Asatru, leaders of the Kelt Confession Society, members of the Coven Sauce Silver and the Pagan Federation.


One of the pillars of the new project Odin is the temple. This is an old building located in a town of Albacete, with centuries-old belongs to our ancestors, legally acquired the property from relatively recently and which is being rebuilt since mid-2005.

See also


  1. ^ The Works of Orestes A. Brownson: Containing the Second Part of the Political Writings, ed. Henry Francis Brownson, T. Nourse (1884), p. 257
  2. ^ Odinic Rite
  3. ^ Else Christensen.
  4. ^ Goth city
  5. ^ "La verdad" daily

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