odin the wanderer painting

Odin the wanderer painting
Norse Goddess Frigg Painting
The March of the Goths Painting

Odin the wanderer painting
Should you read The Poetic Edda, the original source for all the great Norse myths, in order to understand them? Not really, other than to satisfy yourself that ancient Norse poetry is three bridges too far: old, foreign and metaphorical. The Poetic Edda (I have the Lee M. Hollander translation) is difficult material even with annotations and analysis. Like a crossword puzzle of anagrams. A better place to start is Wikipedia; read the entry for Völuspá and go on from there.
Odin’s ravens perhaps? The painting is Fossefall (1889) by Norwegian painter Hans Gude.

Odin the wanderer painting
The Old Norse theonym Óðinn (runic ᚢᚦᛁᚾ on the Ribe skull fragment) [3] and its cognates, including Old English Wōden, Old Saxon Wōdan, and Old High German Wuotan, derive from the reconstructed Proto-Germanic theonym *wōđanaz. The masculine noun *wōđanaz developed from the Proto-Germanic adjective *wōđaz, related to Latin vātēs and Old Irish fáith, both meaning ‘seer, prophet’. Adjectives stemming from *wōđaz include Gothic woþs ‘possessed’, Old Norse óðr, ‘mad, frantic, furious’, and Old English wōd ‘mad’. [4] In his opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, Richard Wagner refers to the god as Wotan, a spelling of his own invention which combines the Old High German Wuotan with the Low German Wodan. [5] According to linguists the name is derived from a word meaning something like “leader of the possessed.” [6] [7]
Two of the 8th century picture stones from the island of Gotland, Sweden depict eight-legged horses, which are thought by most scholars to depict Sleipnir : the [[Tjängvide image stone| Tjängvide image stone]] and the Ardre VIII image stone. Both stones feature a rider sitting atop an eight-legged horse, which some scholars view as Odin. Above the rider on the Tjängvide image stone is a horizontal figure holding a spear, which may be a valkyrie, and a female figure greets the rider with a cup. The scene has been interpreted as a rider arriving at the world of the dead. [56] The mid-7th century Eggja stone bearing the Odinic name haras (Old Norse ‘army god’) may be interpreted as depicting Sleipnir . [57]

“And so Odin, no longer riding on Sleipnir, his eight-legged steed; no longer wearing his golden armor and his eagle-helmet, and without even his spear in his hand, traveled through Midgard, the World of Men, and made his way toward Jötunheim, the Realm of the Giants.”
— The Children of Odin by Padraic Colum
You’ll need:
scrap cardboard or card-stock
cotton balls or batting
cardboard tube (from toilet paper or paper towel roll)
a stick
blue paint & paintbrush
black marker

Odin the wanderer painting
Bo appears in card
Episode 3.13 “Those Who Wander”
In the finale episode of Season 3, Tamsin and Dyson are en route to The Dal and a figure appeared in the middle of the road with his back turned towards them. The song “The Wanderer” then began to play on the car radio. (The allegation that he was Bo’s father was made by Tamsin at that moment, but it was not confirmed.) When she accelerated and sped into the figure in the road he turned into thick black smoke that engulfed the cabin of her vehicle and whisked the two of them away as it went over the edge of the road and crashed below (Those Who Wander).



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *