Wooden statue of the Nordic god "Odin" with candles holding
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This handmade oak carving art is ideal as a decoration or for your altar. The figure is suitably supplied with two square candlesticks with Nordic ornaments.
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[_ 0127_5_0 _] The mighty father of gods is particularly distinguished by his all-encompassing wisdom and great thirst for knowledge. As head of the Norse gods, Odin is based in Asgard. He rules there as the supreme and most important god from the powerful Asen family in two palaces. While one palace primarily serves him to have a view over the whole world and to be able to observe what is happening from his place of residence, the second palace serves meetings with other gods. Also the second palace, Gladsheim, is the place where [_ 0127_5_1 _]Walhall[_ 0127_5_2 _] is located: In Valhalla, the glorious human warriors who have fallen in battle are gathered after their death, to celebrate at the side of the gods and prepare for the final battle. Odin was also considered the “God of the slain” due to the assembled dead warriors in Valhalla and was greatly revered and admired by Vikings for his lust for war and his strength.[_ 0127_5_3 _]
[_ 0127_5_0 _]Odin is often depicted as a wanderer, as he walked unrecognized among the people and gods to experience their stories. He is wise and powerful head of the gods, but also a feared and powerful god of war and is equal parts just and rich in lists. While many worshipped him for his strength and martial arts, others saw in him a source of knowledge and wisdom and a wanderer in search of knowledge and answers.[_ 0127_5_3 _]
[_ 0127_5_0 _] The father of the gods not only gave his eye to the well of Mimir in order to gain knowledge, wisdom and knowledge, he did not shy away from offering himself as a sacrifice. So he hung himself on the world ash Yggdrasil for nine days and nights, only to get a new shine with greater wisdom. Odins' self-sacrifice on the world tree is often understood as a symbolic death including a resurrection.[_ 0127_5_3 _]
[_ 0127_5_0 _]Odin is accompanied by divine beasts. At his side are the ravens Hugin and Munin, the eight-legged warhorse Sleipnir and the wolves Geri and Freki.[_ 0127_5_3 _]