Odin seems to be better known than Máni, though there are still a couple of surprises when you Google him:
Odin – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is the article about the chief god in North Germanic tradition; for other uses see Odin (disambiguation). For a comparative discussion of North and …
Origins – Adam of Bremen – Poetic Edda – Prose Edda
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Nov 30, 2005 … The chief divinity of the Norse pantheon, the foremost of the Aesir. Odin is a son of Bor and Bestla. He is called Alfadir, Allfather, …
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ODIN : The deity from Norse Mythology
Nov 2, 2005 … Norse Mythology: the Viking Gods of Scandinavia. ODIN: The Norse Biggy. ODIN is Father of the Gods, King of ASGARD, Ruler of the AESIR and …
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My Library Topics. ODIN. Website Feedback. Unknown Library … ODIN Web site update & changes ( Last updated : 09-08-06 13:31:09 ) MORE. Library Spotlight …
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Odin – Marvel Universe: The definitive online source for Marvel …
Odin possessed a variety of superhuman attributes common to the superhuman race of beings known as the Asgardians. Odin was superhumanly strong and was …
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Odin’s Home Page
This small copper alloy figure is possibly a representation of Odin, who gave one eye in exchange for wisdom. The statue belongs to the Statens Historiska …
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Home of the project that has the goal to allow an end user to run Win95/98/NT programs on OS/2, without the need to modify or recompile the source code.
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News results for Odin
Prep Basketball – Parrish 60 shy of all-time scoring record, Odin … – 2 hours ago
The Odin Eagles scored 11 straight points to start the fourth quarter to put some distance between them and Patoka in a 73-60 win. …
I think we need to make Asgard SEO friendly! I’m honestly a bit surprised that old One-Eye doesn’t control the first page of his Google results. He should dominate. Instead we get some fragrances, basketball, and some end user stuff (and I think the Odin Eagles would be better named the Odin Ravens or the Odin Wolves, but that’s just me…)
I don’t really need to say anything about Odin here. Of all our gods he is the best known besides maybe Thor. I hardly need to recount who and what he is, other than to say that the whole “All Father” thing is less recent than the “Valfather” – in other words, less “Father of All” than “Father of the Slain”.
(Speaking of SEO, I have done that for A Heathen’s Day, at least in part. Since I plan on moving my domain to a new host and switching to Word Press, I don’t want to go overboard.)
It’s interesting Googling Heathen subjects. You get all kinds of crazy stuff having nothing to do with ancient Norse religion. But then the names of our gods, names from our mythology – not to mention our sacred symbols – are catchy and popular. I can’t think of anything that gets more mileage than perhaps Hellenism (I mean, Nike shoes? Come on, man! Delphi audio systems? Come on, man!).
Where, in short, would the modern monotheistic world be without polytheism’s vast history and traditions? Can you imagine our world if we take out every reference to things polytheistic in origin? It would be to create a black hole in the heart of our culture, including our national government and countless scores of Greco-Roman buildings modeled on the Hellenistic temple.
What Odin should be remembered for, what should come to mind when you think of him, is his sacrifices for his people, for knowledge, for wisdom, and for giving to us the mead of poetry. If you’re going to model yourself after someone, you could do far worse than the Father of the Slain.