Signs And Symbols- Horns Of Odin
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Horns Of Odin
Norse legends tell of a magical mead that was brewed from the blood of a wise God, Kvasir; to drink this mead would be to benefit fromthe wisdom of the God. Odin managed to find this drink, and the triple horns represented the three draughts that he drank.
The horn itself is a masculine and phallic symbol, but because it can be used as a container, it encompasses the female aspect, too. The triple horn appears in stone carvings, over the heads of warriors, implying rewards in Vallhalla, the Hall of Slain Warriors that is the home of Odin.
Today, the symbol is used as a sign of identity by followers of the Asatru faith. Asatru is a relatively modernreligion thatacknowledges the much more ancient pre-Christian Norse beliefs.
SOURCE: “The Illustrated Signs & Symbols Sourcebook- An A to Z compendium of over 1000 designs” By Adele Nozedar