Ýdalir – the Yew Dales – is the remote, Northern forest home of the Winter god Ullr, a master archer and renowned skier. Ullr and his realm have always been associated with integrity, skill, determination, honour, and self-reliance. The North is where we started, and it is in the great snowy North that we draw our inspiration.

We are a small kindred of family and friends based in Ontario, Canada. Building community has always been a large part of Heathen practice, and connecting to other pagans around the world continues to be an inspiring journey for us. It is important to share ideas and information as we learn more about our pasts, and grow our pagan practices and beliefs into the future. 

The woodwork and other crafts we offer are produced by the members of our kindred. The pages and pages of writing are our combined thoughts and research, distilled down into a brief overview of ongoing conversations. 

We welcome you to Ýdalir



We are committed to not only supporting our friends and family through our work, but also to putting our money where our mouths are.

We donate regularly to the World Wildlife Foundation, Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, David Suzuki Foundation, Kiss the Ground, Toronto Wildlife Centre, and 350.org. We also donate time and resources to these causes, lending our skills where we can, and our hands and people-power where it’s needed. Never under-estimate the power of signing petitions, and voting in your local and federal elections! On top of these amazing organisations, we also donate to local groups and individuals with whom we feel synchronicity.

We strongly urge you all to put your spiritual beliefs into physical practice! Ecology and environmentalism are at the heart of pagan tradition. Do your part to help others in any way you can – whether through donating time or through donating money to a worthy cause that’s important to you.

More on our position and our thoughts on this topic can be found here.



We and our Kindred at Ýdalir hereby declare that we do not condone hatred or discrimination carried out in the name of our religion, and will not associate with those who do. We will not grant the tacit approval of silence in the name of family, kinship, or community to those who would use our traditions to justify prejudice on the basis of race, nationality, orientation, or gender identity.

We encourage you to sign Declaration 127, the Declaration of Deeds, and similar statements of position, both as an individual and a Kindred.

More on our position and our thoughts on this topic can be found here.



Nordic Mythology Podcast

The Norse Mythology Blog

The Icelandic Saga Database

Ásatrú for Beginners: A Modern Heathen’s Guide to the Ancient Northern Way

The Asatru Community Inc.

Tattúínárdǿla saga

Jonas Lau Markussen – Anatomy of Viking Art

English-Old Norse Dictionary

Valknuden Viking & Pagan Community

Heathens Against Hate