wotan

Pagan altar with Nordic Gods and Goddesses: Loki, Freya, Odin and Frigg. Hail!

Языческий алтарь и Северные Боги и Богини: Локи, Фрейя, Один и Фригг. Славьтесь!

Huginn and Muninn, Thought and Memory, Odin’s crows.
They flew over the world and returned in the evening to Odin. One should never return without the other, the consequence being a society ruled by memory without thought, or thought without memory.

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Hail All-father, Wise Warrior,
One-eyed wanderer, Come sit at my fire.
Tell me of your wisdom stories,
The scenes your missing eye sees.
You who chooses the slain,
Look on my deeds and when my time comes
To run the sky with you,
Let my end be worthy of song.
In the meantime, let me feel
Excitement and poetry and fury and joy,
Let me understand sacrifice,
Think long, Remember well, And Journey Far.
Odin, Witness this.


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The Wild Chase

by Franz von Stuck (1889)

This painting depicts Wotan or Wōden (a major deity in continental German and Anglo-Saxon paganism–like Odin) on horse-back leading an army of the dead. This was painted the same year as Hitler’s birth and it is rumored that Hitler based his looks on Wōden.

I will always honor my Ancestors 
I will always impress my Gods
I will always respect Nature
I will always speak my Mind
I will always fight for Justice
I will always defend Myself

I will always stand my Ground
I will never stray from Honor 
I will never break an Oath
I will never be what you want
I will never be ashamed

Odin imprisons Brunhilde in a ring of fire.

Ink, watercolour, PS.
For the upcoming book The Illuminated Edda.

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