About us, Guðavík
We are Asa- and Vanatrú, which roughly means that we believe in the old gods (Ódin, Thor, Týr, Frey, Freya, etc.) and follow the pagan pre-christian customs.
Unlike most other groups in the pagan community, often mere blót groups or guilds, we see ourselves as a spiritual community, a broadly branched fraternity or brotherhood, which for us includes more than just ritual acts (blót) and pleasant company.
What does Guðavík really mean?
The name is Icelandic and is really ambiguous. It stems from a desire to incorporate our place of origin and location in a somewhat more “poetic” way than just “Køge Bay Blót Guild”, preferably with an honorable nod of the head to our old language – from where our religion and spiritual beliefs originate.
The name Guðavík means: The Bay of the Gods (Køge Bay).
Where is our home?
We consider the entire north (Scandinavia) as our home, but at the time of writing this, we live on Zealand in Denmark, mainly around Køge Bay og Roskilde Fjord.
Can you become a member?
The short answer: Maybe.
It certainly is a possibility for a lot of people, but an adequate answer to this relatively simple question is not really possible. Many factors come into play when we look at recruiting new members – it is not just everyone who would fit into our otherwise varied collection of individuals.
Not because we consider ourselves to be elitist in any way, but we view Guðavík as our tribe, and doing so it’s just like ones home; not everyone you want to come inside.
But you can always let us know that there is an interest – that’s always a good starting point – since we don’t do missionary work to acquire new members.
To become a member, we must first get to know aspirants – a phase we assume is mutual, and that people want to get to know US before joining. Therefore, we would encourage you to come to our open events, so we can get to know each other.
What if you’re not asatrú?
Unfortunately, membership of Guðavík depends, among other things, that you’re norse pagan, but you can still be a kinsman of the group.
For example, maybe you’re a friends or, or family of, a mamber of our tribe, or maybe you’re an avid participant of our open events (and therefore invited to certain closed events).
So just because you’re not asatrú, you don’t nessesarily have to hold back from getting in contact.