ITS THE FUTURE
Odin is the most enigmatic God in the entire pantheon of our ancient Northern European mythos. There is a great deal of lore that talks about Odin and his many acts both among the gods and among mankind, yet there are very few inscriptions directly of his name, as people feared the dreaded God of war and death.
We hear today so many stories about Odin in his role as “All Father” but Odin also had a very negative and dark side as he was also the God of war (there were others that held that title as well), the God of poetry, the God of sorcery, the God of death! In some of the sagas that we read we see how Odin was not always “honorable” in his deeds, as he committed some of the highest moral crimes against the northern code of ethics. He was a kin slayer! He was an oath breaker! These just to name some. The God Loki accused Odin in one of the sagas of granting victory in war at various times to the side that was unworthy, so that the great heroes of the side that was worthy would be slain and join his army in Valhalla. There are times in the stories where he would turn on his chosen heroes and fight against them himself. This of course, is all on the negative side of things. There are many positive things as well that can only be seen when looking at the big picture that is going on not only in this world but in all the 9 worlds. On the surface things look very uncertain when the question is asked “Is it wise to trust Odin?” This also brings into question esoteric Runology because of course, he is the God credited with winning the Runes. This is why at this point we believe that it is vitally important to have a fuller understanding (hopefully) of Odin, who he is and why he does what he does.