The Allfather of Norse Mythology

The Allfather

Odin is considered one of the Divine Ancestors of many major European families as well as the father of all gods. He is simultaneously a god of the Aesir, the Vanir, and the mighty Frost-Giants.

A Ruler of Many Names

Yggdrasil tree

It is said that Odin once hung himself as a spiritual ritual for nine days and nights on this tree, often referred to as the gallows. He was stabbed with a spear and pawned his own eye for a drink from the spring of Mimir to gain its knowledge. In completing this self-sacrifice he gained supreme wisdom.
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As the god of death he leads all noble warriors that died an honorable death in battle into Valhalla, the hall of the slain. He then accepts them as his sons and carries them to Valhalla on the back of his Eight legged horse Sleipnir. He mounts a mighty army of fallen soldiers to be risen again to fight along side him in the final battle of Ragnarok.
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This was the day that all gods feared, the day the gods will die. This is the day that Asgard will be filled with chaos as the frost-giants attack the gods. The day Odin dies, slain by the mighty wolf Fenrir.

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