realmagick.com The shrine of knowledge.

Odin Etymology

A selection of articles related to odin etymology.

Original articles from our library related to the Odin Etymology. See Table of Contents for further available material (downloadable resources) on Odin Etymology.

Odin
Norse Great Father, carries two ravens upon his shoulder to tell him of mans destiny, All Father, Giver of written language (runes). Originally a god of death, whose range later came to encompass magic (especially runic magic), battle (giving victory by...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
How Odin Became Santa Claus: Symbolism and Pagan Origins of a Gift-Giving Saint
The story begins in the northern regions of Europe where the supreme god Odin, also known as Wodan among the German tribes, reigned. (He still lives among us in Wednesday, which is Wodan’s day). Odin/Wodan was the god of wisdom, magick and occult knowledge,...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
Kenaz/Kaunaz
This month's rune, Kenaz, is the sixth rune of the first aett of the Elder Futhark. Thus, we are now one-quarter of the way through our journey into the runes! The phonetic value of Kenaz is the hard "k" sound. One basic meaning of "Kenaz"...
Divination >> Rune Stones
Tiwaz
Welcome to Tyr’s Aett, the third and final aett (group of eight) of the Elder Futhark. Tiwaz is the name of this aett’s first rune in reconstructed Common Germanic. Its name became first Teiws in Gothic, then later Tiw or Tiu in Anglo-Saxon and Tyr in Old...
Divination >> Rune Stones
Ansuz
Ansuz, the "A" rune, is the fourth rune in the first aett of the Elder Futhark. The Proto-Germanic word "Ansuz" means a "God", that is, the Gods and Goddesses of the Aesir and Vanir. This rune is particularly connected to Odin....
Divination >> Rune Stones
Gebo
Today we'll consider Gebo, the seventh rune in the first aett. We're now almost a third of the way through the futhark! An alternative Common Germanic name for this rune is Gybu. Derivations of both names show up in later Germanic languages, such as Gothic (Gi...
Divination >> Rune Stones

Odin Etymology is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Odin Etymology books and related discussion.

Suggested News Resources

Cameron Dichter | Whose speech matters?
There's a war over speech happening on college campuses. Namely, over what gets to be said and who gets to say it. As a college student, I find myself confused by the modern reincarnation of this debate.
8 Mistletoe Facts That Are So Weird, They Might Make You Rethink This Holiday
Balder was the son of Odin and Frigg, and, like any mother, Frigg worried about her son getting hurt. ... Since most people associate mistletoe with kissing and festive holiday gatherings, you probably don't want to know the etymology of the plant's name.
War on Christmas? Microsoft Omits 'God' From 'Peace on Earth' Ad
What's even more amazing is Foxfire's point: they call it a "holy-day" tree even though in origin it hearkens to the paganism of Yule. What?
Female Link, "Linkle" Confirmed for Hyrule Warriors Legends
It means literally Son of Odin. Loki also is Odinson because.. they're both sons of Odin.
Christmas words reveal ancient roots of mid-winter festival
Think of it as a forgotten pagan's last-ditch effort to remind us of the real reason for the season: Woden (or Odin), the Norse god of healing, death, royalty and the gallows. Like pretty much ...

Great care has been taken to prepare the information on this page. Elements of the content come from factual and lexical knowledge databases, realmagick.com library and third-party sources. We appreciate your suggestions and comments on further improvements of the site.

Discussion Forum
Nereids
Place for your opinion