January 18, 2018

One of Odin’s countless pseudonym is “Allfather” (Old Norse Alfaðir), he is the father of all of the gods. He’s simultaneously an Aesir god, a Vanir god, and a giant (his mother is Bestla, one of the first frost-giants). One Old Norse poem even identifies him with önd, the breath of life. Odin is the primal animating force that permeates all life.

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