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Sweden, Island of Gotland, Visby; Detail from Viking Carved Rune Stones in the Museum of Gotland Photographic Print by Mark Hannaford at AllPosters.com

Sweden, Island of Gotland, Visby; Detail from Viking Carved Rune Stones in the Museum of Gotland Photographic Print by Mark Hannaford at AllPosters.com

U448 Harg, Odensala, Uppland. "Igul och Björn läto resa stenen efter Torsten sin fader." The inscription says: "Igul and Björn had the stone raised in memory of Torsten, their father".Photo from 1910-1911.

U448 Harg, Odensala, Uppland. "Igul och Björn läto resa stenen efter Torsten sin fader." The inscription says: "Igul and Björn had the stone raised in memory of Torsten, their father".Photo from 1910-1911.

One of the four Stora Hammars image stones, Viking Age, located in Gotland, Sweden. Photo courtesy & taken by Berig

One of the four Stora Hammars image stones, Viking Age, located in Gotland, Sweden. Photo courtesy & taken by Berig

Odin is the god of many things. He is also a god known by many names. However, most particular to his nature are the concepts of wisdom and sacrifice. Odin, through his own sacrifices, gains wisdom during many occasions and ordeals. In one such occasion, the lore tells us how Odin lost his eye so that he could drink from Urd’s Well. It was the price he had to pay to allow the giant Mimir to offer him a horn from the well. This sacrifice would gain Odin true wisdom.

Odin is the god of many things. He is also a god known by many names. However, most particular to his nature are the concepts of wisdom and sacrifice. Odin, through his own sacrifices, gains wisdom during many occasions and ordeals. In one such occasion, the lore tells us how Odin lost his eye so that he could drink from Urd’s Well. It was the price he had to pay to allow the giant Mimir to offer him a horn from the well. This sacrifice would gain Odin true wisdom.

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