The World Tree Takes Two Forms on Solstice Night

Darkness is not to be feared. It can give us strength. In Akureyri, the Troll’s Cat honours the passing of the world through darkness into light as much as the Christmas tree does.

This is, after all, a country that prevented religious war by agreeing on Christian worship in public and pagan worship in private.

After a thousand years, it’s still that way. Look at its leafy eyes!


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