Tag: odin

Giants and the reliability of received mythology (from the Eddas, Snorri and Saxo)

There appear to be two main classifications of deity grouped together under the term “giant”: great creative spirits, and the powerful guardians of certain localities – mountains and rivers, for instance. Continue reading

August 30, 2009 More

Yggdrasil and the Cross

THERE is an amazing parallel between Odinism and Christianity which I believe in either faith owes nothing to the other. It is that Odin and Christ both suffered torture on a tree. In the northern European tradition that tree is Yggdrasil, the ever-living tree that supports the cosmos. In Christianity it was a dead tree, a man-made instrument of public execution, the cross. Continue reading

August 20, 2009 More

Odinism and Magic

I have heard it said that ‘Magic has nothing to do with Odinism’, which is singularly uninformed comment when it is seen that Odin, among much else, is a God of Magic. Furthermore, magical acts by Gods and men run throughout our myths and sagas. I do not, in this article, intend to define what Magic is. Suffice it to say that in its widest sense it permeates all and that certain of its aspects have been categorised as ESP, telepathy, natural science, and occultism. Continue reading

August 20, 2009 More

My Path to Odinism

By Kris Stevenson AOR

My path to Odinism has been gradual, and probably one that has taken most of my life up to now without even realising that I was any kind of journey. Science was my bedrock of understanding, although I had always felt that something more existed in this universe beyond the comprehension of man, but I was never able to form an opinion of what, or who, it was. Continue reading

June 29, 2006 More