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Odin Photos

    Odin in a Manuscript
    Like my beard? It was centuries in the making. [Illustration from a 17th-century Icelandic manuscript.]

    Odin in the Aesir-Vanir War
    Ah, yes. Here I am being awesome in the Aesir-Vanir War. Eventually, we joined forces with the Vanir gods. [Illustration by Karl Ehrenberg, published 1882.]

    Odin's Beard
    Don’t I look like Gandalf?! [Illustration from 1893 Swedish version of the Poetic Edda.]

    Odin's Book
    I’m a novelist, you know. Here’s one of my books. A god like me’s got so much brain power, that I just have to write novels, poems, runes, spells, war strategies, etc. [From an 18th-century Icelandic manuscript of the Prose Edda.]

    Odin on a Postage Stamp
    They made a stamp out of me! [Faroe Islands postage stamp, 2003. Art by Anker Eli Petersen.]

    Odin Steals the Mead of Poetry
    Here’s a picture of me stealing the mead of poetry. In case you didn't know, I am responsible for bringing poetry to Aesir and Middle Earth. [Illustration from 18th-century Icelandic manuscript.]

    Portrait of Odin
    Here is a portrait of one-eyed me with my ravens and my sword! [Illustration from an 18th-century Icelandic manuscript.]

    Sculpture of Odin
    I insisted that the sculptor include my trusty wolves and my ravens in this sculpture. [Sculpture by H. E. Freund, 1825-27.]

    Odin at Ragnarok
    In case you were wondering, this is what I think Ragnarok will be like. I foresee that I will battle Fenrir, the wolf, to the death. [Illustration by Emil Doepler, published 1905.]

    Odin on a Helmet
    Don’t I look dashing? [Seventh century helmet plate, found in Sweden.]

    Odin at Balder's Funeral
    This was one of the worst days of my life. I say goodbye to my son, Balder, as he rests on his funeral pyre. [Illustration by W.G. Collingwood, published in 1908.]

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