Viking Ritual To Secure Iceland Eurovision Win Held Today - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Viking Ritual To Secure Iceland Eurovision Win Held Today

Published April 1, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
Photos by
York Underwood

An ancient Viking ritual will be held at the top of Esja mountain overlooking Reykjavík later today to secure Iceland’s victory at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, held in Copenhagen next month.

“The conditions were fortuitous and all signs pointed to this being the ideal day to perform the ceremony,” said historian and elf activist Jóhann Friðriksson. “We were also lucky enough to have tracked down a rare black-beaked puffin for the sacrifice. I think this year our chances for securing the Eurovision win are really good.”

Jóhann will be leading the charge alongside a number of pagan spiritual leaders and Eurovision fans who will watch over the proceedings.

Iceland will be represented by María Ólafsdóttir at this year’s Eurovision. Her track, Unbroken, is already a favourite to win and when asked how she felt about the ritual María said that it “couldn’t hurt” though she did not condone animal sacrifice.

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