Friday, 27 July 2012

Pagan Blog Project Week 30: O

O is for Odin

I have been quite lapsy daisy of late and I havne't kept up with my pagan blog project since Spring, sometimes life and work get in the way, but with an early finish from work today I thought I would post something.  As a pagan and witch, I gotta admit I know little about the Norse gods and so, I thought I would do a little research and look at Odin.

Odin is chief God of the Norse Patheon of Gods and Goddesses.  He was the son of Bor and Bestia and he was father of Thor by the Goddess Jord.  Odin is the God of War and Death, but he is also God of Poetry and Wisdom too.  He hung from the World Tree, Yggdrasil for nine days peirced by his own spear.  In this time and while hanging from the tree, Odin learned nine songs and eighteen runes.  The Hanged Man card in Tarot decks is often linked with Odin for this reason.

Odin's attributes are the spear which was known never to miss a target, he also had one eye as he had traded his other eye for a drink from the Well of Wisdom where he gained great insight and knowledge.  Odin was finally killed in a great battle by the wolf Fenrir.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting! I have learned something new today! Blessings ;o)