Who is Odin?

Understanding the long-neglected religions of our ancestors teaches us much about who we are as a people, and what we may yet again become. The common origins of the Classical and Northern European religions is also discussed.

by Survive the Jive

WHERE DID Odin come from? Was he a shamanic figure influenced by the Saami — or was he based on the Roman god Mercury? Why did Anglo-Saxon kings claim him as a divine progenitor? Was he Indo-European — or even older? I explain the historical origin of the Norse god, Allfather — and I explain the metaphysical significance of his threefold manifestation as depicted in the Gylfaginning.

Woden is a complex and elusive figure in Anglo-Saxon history. Like his Norse counterpart Oðinn, he has been thought to be the chief god of his pantheon, dominating most aspects of heathen worship within that culture.

Scholars have debated the significance of these gods and their relationship to one another. Anthony Faulkes has addressed the genealogical role of Oðinn in twelfth and thirteenth century texts; Richard North has argued that the genealogical role of Oðinn in pre-Christian Scandinavia was the result of influence from Woden’s role in Anglo-Saxon England.

North has also argued that early Anglo-Saxon bishops played a significant role in establishing Woden as an ancestor while Charlotte Behr argues that the popularity of the cult of Woden means that his role as a progenitor could have been employed before the conversion.[1] The popularity of his cult is supported by the distribution of English place names derived from the name Woden as well as analysis of archaeological sources but neither prove he was a progenitor of kings at an early stage.

Enjoy my unscripted video above, wherein I share my knowledge.

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Source: Survive the Jive

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11 January, 2021 2:59 am

Odin, Wotan was a real human person. The ancients worshiped their ancestors. When they heard thunder they said in jest that Odin/Wotan was moving the furniture up in the clouds. They said “Odin had a horse that was as fast as a horse with eight legs.” It became “Odin had a horse with eight legs.” This stuff eventually became believed and the basis for a religion. Queen Elizabeth traces her ancestors back to Anglo-Saxon ruler Cerdic. Five generations before Cerdic was Wotan. How embarrassing for the ‘defender of the Church of England’ to be descended from Odin/Wotan. Nonetheless, Odin-worship helps some of us unite to escape from the false Middle-Eastern religions that enslave us.

Prinz Edelhart
Prinz Edelhart
Reply to  Truthweed
11 January, 2021 8:27 am

Oðinn means ‘thought, spirit’ in proto-Norse.
European (‘Pagan’) deities are aspects of nature, not humanoids who live in the sky.
StJ is ok, but, much like the Asatru folks, still far too wedded to his Cathocuck upbringing and schooling.
Varg Vikernes (Thulean Perspective, Thulean Library on Bitchute) comes much closer, even if he isn’t right all the time and overdoes the placenta business quite a bit.

Reply to  Truthweed
11 January, 2021 10:51 am

Paganism sure beats Christianity, imo… At least it’s of European origin, not from the sand fleas who dreamed up the all powerful all-knowing skygod.

I’ve heard that Wotan was a real warrior chief that kings would trace back to legitimize their right to rule. Too bad there’s not more scholarly information on the subject.