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The history of Odin, leader of the vikings

According to Norse mythology, Odin is the son of Bor (father, one of the first asgardian) and hestla(mother, a frost gianters), and the full brother of vili and ve.

 

In both the poetic Edda and prose Edda, Fenrir is the father of the wolves skoll and Hati Hroovitnission, is a son of Loki, and is foretold to kill the god Odin during the event of Ragnarok, but will in turn be killed by odin ‘s son vidarr. Odin had three sons Thor and haldr from his first wife and jord from the second wife.

Odin is a god in Norse mythology, who was associated with healing, death, knowledge, sorcery, poetry, battle and the runic alphabet. He was the husband of the goodness frega or Frigg. He was also popular in Germanic religion. Odin was mentioned as a god throughout the recorded history of the Germanic peoples.

 

Odin (old Norse “The furious one “) is the chief viking god and the ruler of Asgard,who sacrificed his eye to acquire knowledge and wisdom. Ragnar lothbrok, who claimed to be descendant from Odin, often had visions of him and his ravens appearance which ragnar interprets as different signs.

 

One day as Odin was sitting at his throne, Odin looked out across the whole world but he wanted to know everything and gain knowledge and wisdom of things hidden from him. He sacrificed his eye in mimir’s well and he threw himself on his spear Gungnir in a kind of symbolic ritual suicide, he then hanged himself in yggdrasil, the tree of life for nine days and nights to acquire this. He then gained it and then cure the sick, calm storm, turn weapon against his attackers and make women fall in love with him.

Note that he didn’t sacrifice his eye for any nonsense reason rather to acquire knowledge and wisdom.

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