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Sleipnir Horse of Odin: Why It Had to be A Horse?

Odin the Allfather on his Sleipnir the horse

In the previous blog post, we have discussed why Thor had a pair of goats pulled his chariot. It was quite laughable to think about a muscular man with two goats and a chariot. But every detail in Norse mythology does have its meaning and so did the image of two goats. Odin the Allfather …


Viking Shieldmaiden: Bold, Brave, and Boisterous

Viking shieldmaiden was among the most inspiring things in the Viking age

When we think about the Vikings, we think about the male warriors full of beard hand wielding axe beheading the enemies. If we have to describe them in one word, we will choose “savage”. One cool topic to discuss about the Vikings is the historical existence of the Viking shieldmaiden. The Viking shieldmaidens were the …


The Five Important Viking Gods in Viking Community

Viking gods

The Vikings worshiped many gods. Each Viking god embodied a certain number of valuable qualities. In Norse mythology, not all of them appeared vividly. A few of the Viking gods were the important ones. This blog post would tell the stories of the five important Viking gods in Viking community. Who were the five important …


Viking Odin Artifact: The Viking Cult of Odin Worship

Viking Odin Artifact featuring Odin the Allfather on his High Throne with his ravens and wolves

Odin was among the most important and influential gods in the Viking belief. The Vikings respected and worshiped Odin who was the chief god of Asgard and god of war. From the Viking tales to the Viking archaeological excavation, we can see traces of Odin worship. Viking Odin artifact contributes a lot to describe the …


How Powerful Odin The Allfather in Norse Myth?

Odin the Allfather facing Fenrir the wolf in Ragnarok. As prophecy, Ragnarok was the doom of the gods. And in Ragnarok, the Powerful Odin fell.

Odin in Norse mythology was the father of many famous and mighty gods. He was the chief god ruling over Asgard the stronghold of Aesir gods. Odin’s sparkling hall in Asgard was Valhalla where Odin welcomed the bravest human warriors who fell in battle. Odin always appeared as an old man with white bear wearing …


Vidar Viking God: God of Silence to the Slayer of Fenrir

Image of Slayer of Fenrir in Norse mythology

Vidar Odin’s son was among the supportive characters in the Norse mythology. But anyone who carefully reads the mythology can notice the superpower within this god. He who remained calm and silent the whole story was in range in his father’s death. He who in range for the loss of his beloved father became the …


Who Were The Viking Gods of War?

The Vikings worshiped many gods which we can call the Norse Pantheon. Every god occupied a number of qualities that help to build their personal characteristics and power. Because the Vikings joined many battles and wars, they needed someone to empower them in the battles because skills only were not enough. So who were the …


Gungnir – Odin’s Spear

Image of Odin the Allfather Gungnir Spear

The tribe of Aesir gods was famous for their weapons and great skills to use such weapons meanwhile the Vanir tribe was known for their magic. Indeed, each Aesir god possessed themselves a type of weapons that helped to defend themselves. The ruler of Asgard, Odin the Father of All, owned a very powerful weapon. Odin’s primary weapon was Gungnir spear which was no ordinary weapon. In many depictions these days, Odin was holding the …


Sleipnir – Odin’s Horse

Image of Sleipnir

In Norse mythology, nearly all Gods possessed powerful animals to ride on. For example, Thor rode a chariot pulled by two goats. God Freyr rode on the back of a boar. Or goddess Freya had a little chariot pulled by two cats. Regarding Odin the Allfather, he possessed himself a magical horse Sleipnir who was mighty enough to become …


What were Odin Weapons?

Image of Odin power

Odin the Allfather was the Aesir chief god who was also the ruler of the Asgard stronghold. He was the god of death, war, poem, and wisdom. Under the dark cloak, Odin appeared in a form of an old man with long beard wandering the Nine Worlds to pursue wisdom. Though depicted as a god …