God and Odin

God and Odin

How strong is your belief in God Almighty? Is it only this much?

Popular beliefs about Odin : (You believe this crap?)

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, for he is believed to be the father of the gods. With Frigg he is the father of Balder, Hod, and Hermod. He fathered Thor on the goddess Jord; and the giantess Grid became the mother of Vidar.

Odin is a god of war and death, but also the god of poetry and wisdom. He hung for nine days, pierced by his own spear, on the world tree. Here he learned nine powerful songs, and eighteen runes. Odin can make the dead speak to question the wisest amongst them. His hall in Asgard is Valaskjalf (“shelf of the slain”) where his throne Hlidskjalf is located. From this throne he observes all that happens in the nine worlds. The tidings are brought to him by his two raven Huginn and Muninn. He also resides in Valhalla, where the slain warriors are taken.

Odin’s attributes are the spear Gungnir, which never misses its target, the ring Draupnir, from which every ninth night eight new rings appear, and his eight-footed steed Sleipnir. He is accompanied by the wolves Freki and Geri, to whom he gives his food for he himself consumes nothing but wine. Odin has only one eye, which blazes like the sun. His other eye he traded for a drink from the Well of Wisdom, and gained immense knowledge. On the day of the final battle, Odin will be killed by the wolf Fenrir.

Have a strong faith in The Almighty God. If you have that, then you can go about preaching Him to others, else you might end up as the person in the above cartoon, losing his own faith.

4 thoughts on “God and Odin”

  1. How are the stories (“crap”, as you so eloquently put it) of Odin any less believable than the ones of God and Jesus? Are any of the things you mentioned less believable than a man who died and came back to life, walked on water, or made a blind man see by spitting on him?

    I find it odd that you refute the stories of Odin yet you believe the stories of Jesus. Oh wait… I actually don’t find that odd at all. It’s what Christians practice best: hypocrisy.

    Let me tell you something that isn’t a fable:
    Within the past year I’ve been up for a three different promotions at work. At that point in my life I considered myself a Christian and I prayed to the Christian God to allow me to get the promotion. Twice I did this and neither time I got the promotion.

    This third time I asked Odin because God had already said no. Odin said yes. I start my new job in three weeks.

    Believablility of the stories aside, Odin answers my prayers with better answers than God.

    By the way… what kind of name is “God” for a god? That’s like naming my dog “Dog” or calling my spouse “Wife”.

    Praise Odin the All Father.

  2. Odin is a real GOD, not such a bad desert-spirit the christians call god. The so called god of the bible will not be considered as a good by us, because it is to bad (it is a simply a bad guy, suppose it exists). But the Good Gods of Northern Mythology are real!
    Your god was nailed to a cross, my God has a hammer! Think about it, if you can.
    Can you consider your bad desert-spirit as a good god after what it has done to Adam and Eve (instead of helping them in the so called paradise)?
    Can you trust in your desert-spirit called jehova after the psycho-terror it made with the poor Abraham?
    I’m very glad that I’m a descedant of Ask and Embla, who are blessed by the Good Gods Odin, Vil, and Ve. That’s true religion, not such a pseudo-cult like the so called christianity, the world’s biggest bullshit I’ve ever seen.
    Hail to the Goods!

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