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    Germanic Mythology: Odin

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    In Germanic mythology, Odin (from Old Norse Óðinn) is a widely attested god. In Norse mythology, whence most surviving information about the god stems, Odin is associated with healing, death, royalty, the gallows, knowledge, battle, sorcery, poetry, frenzy, and the runic alphabet, and is the husband of the goddess Frigg. In wider Germanic mythology and paganism, Odin was known in Old English as Wōden, in Old Saxon as Wōden, and in Old High German as Wuotan or Wodan, all stemming from the reconstructed Proto-Germanic theonym *wōđanaz. Odin is a prominently mentioned god throughout the recorded history of the Germanic peoples, from the Roman occupation of regions of Germania, through the tribal expansions of the Migration Period and the Viking Age. Odin continued into the modern period to be acknowledged in rural folklore in all Germanic regions. References to Odin appear in place names throughout regions historically inhabited by the ancient Germanic peoples, and the day of…

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    Woden God Odin

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    woden: woden is the counterpart to the Norse god Odin, Odin led the north men gods into a struggle with giants of ice and frost. He made the Midgard from his flesh,the sea from his blood and the mountains he made from the giants bones and for the cliffs he used the teeth and for the trees he used the hair and the giants skull made the sky which was held by North,South,East and West then the sun and moon was made which Sol and Mani which were named after the sun and moon drove golden chariots to…

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    Christianity there was a religion known as German Mythology during the Middle Ages. This religion contained many deities and tales that make up this mythology. Deities such as Odin, Thor, Freya, and Loki. (“Norse Mythology”) The Norse people believe that there are two types of gods. There were the Æsir and the Vanir. The Æsir believed the gods created war, power and death. The Vanir are responsible for the fertility. ("Norse Mythology.") How was the earth created? No plants, lakes, oceans, or…

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    Viking warriors, great battles, terrible monsters, and powerful gods. All of these images come to mind when one thinks about the Norse Myths. But where did these myths come from, and how did they change both in their interpretation and perception over time? Like most questions there is not a simple answer, Work on later To understand the origins of Norse Mythology, one must look at its stylistic predecessor in the Old Germanic beliefs. Tacitus, a Roman historian who lived between the 1st and…

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    Odin's Role In Myth

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    Odin plays a central role in myths about the creation and destruction of the world. He is the god of battle,wisdom, magic, and poetry. Odin is also the most famous norse god, because he is the main god of the vikings. He may be referred to as the All- Father, being the father of all norse gods. Because of this, he goes by thirty-six different names. The main reason for this is because of all the different origins and branches of the gods that he fathered (Myths Encyclopedia). Many of the myths…

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    with similar roles. From Thor to Jupiter to Odin to Hephaestus, the gods in the pantheons. The “trickster” archetype is common throughout both even though it has a more obvious presence in the Norse Pantheon. The honorable warrior and thunder lord archetypes are almost explicitly the same since honorable warriors were at the height of both societies. The main goddesses in both are also extremely similar in their status as queens and their sovereignty over love and intimacy. Although the Greek…

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    Vikings Religion

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    Do you know who the Vikings were? If your thinking of a bearded man wearing a horned helmet and rusty battle axe, then your wrong. The Vikings were a much more complex society then you may have thought; they had their own religion, were excellent farmers, and a single man could build an entire ship in just a couple weeks. But if you were a Viking, you had to be ready for anything. In the norse religion, there are many gods, but the most powerful was Odin (all father). Odin is the king of all…

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    The Aesir Gods

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    afterworlds. The deities are split into two godly tribes, the Aesir and the Vanir. These two tribes had several battles for dominance over Yggdrasil, the world tree. The Aesir live on Asgard which is the realm at the top of Yggdrasil. The Vanir live on Vanaheim which is located right below Asgard on Yggdrasil. The Vanir aren't as important as the Aesir. There are four really important Aesir gods and lots of really minor gods. Odin, Thor, Frigg, and Baldur are the main Aesir gods. Odin…

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    Both Trickster's didn’t have a clear motive of their actions. Hermes did his actions to be adventurous and mischievous, while Loki’s actions seemed to be out of anger or jealousy. Hermes wasn’t severely punished by the Gods and his culture, he did get in trouble but not to the extent of Loki. Loki was tortured for his actions and kept in a cave so there would be no contact with the outside world (Evans 47). Loki and Hermes both used their charismatic personalities to develop strong relations…

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    Norse Creation Mythology

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    Additionally, a cow named Audhumbla provided Ymir milk and in return the cow fed from the salt she was licking from the ice reveling Buri, Buri had a son named Bor, Bor then married a giant named Bestla, together they created Odin and…

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