Eyvind kinnrifi

9 February est un jour de souvenir pour les Asatru en l’honneur d’Eyvind kinnrifi (qu’Olaf Tryggvason a torturé à mort lorsqu’il a refusé de se convertir, en lui mettant un brasero en métal rempli de charbons ardents sur le ventre).

Eyvind kinnrifi

Eyvind kinnrifi, resistant against Christianity

Olaf Tryggvason (960 – 9 September 1000) était roi de Norvège de 995 à 1000. Il était le fils de Tryggvi Olafsson, roi de Viken (Vingulmark et Rånrike) et, selon des sagas ultérieures, l’arrière-petit-fils de Harald Fairhair , premier roi de Norvège. Il est numéroté comme Olaf I.

Olaf is considered an important factor in the conversion of Scandinavians to Christianity. Many of these new converts converted under the threat of violence. He is said to have built the first Christian church in Norway, in 995, and founded the city of Trondheim in 997.

Olaf regularly used force to force conversion to Christianity, including the execution and torture of those who refused. Raud le Fort refused to convert and, after an unsuccessful attempt to use a wooden pin to open his mouth to insert a snake, was killed by a snake goaded by a hot poker through a drinking horn in the Raud's mouth and down his throat.

Eyvind Kinnrifi also refused and was killed by a brazier of hot coals resting on his stomach. The possibly apocryphal figure, Sigrid the Haughty would have refused to marry Olaf if it meant renouncing the religion of her ancestors, upon which Olaf slapped her with his glove, an act that prompted her to unite her enemies against him years later.

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Aujourd’hui, les Asatrus célèbrent Eyvind kinnrifi en mémoire de sa résistance au christianisme agressif d’Olaf Tryggvason alors roi de Norvège. Il fut tué par un braseri de charbons ardents reposant sur son ventre pour avoir refusé de se convertir. #mythologie #mythe #legend #calendrier #asatru #9février #kinnrifi

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