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Odin Lord of Wisdom, Death and Magic. This king of the gods sacrificed an eye to obtain wisdom and hanged himself (he is the Hanged Man of tarot) for nine days to learn the magical use of runes. Like his son Balder, Odin offered sacrificial blood and suffered death in the Hel underworld; each served the year-king function in Norse culture. Odin inspired warriors to ecstatic wildness. This 7th century image from Linby, Sweden, shows him wise-bearded and one-eyed.

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