Did Odin replace Tyr as the head of the Old Norse pantheon? This is a question that I often hear but never satisfactorily answered. So to answer it, let’s further look into some mythology about why a King would lose a hand. And my conclusion might surprise you. So let’s start by answering the central … Read moreWho initially led the Old Norse Pantheon? Tyr vs. Odin as the chief god
Dr. Jackson Crawford argues that the title All-Father comes from the Old Norse word “fǫður,” which means fathers. Crawford further argues that this is because the phrase “faðir,” meaning father, and “fǫður,” meaning fathers, are used interchangeably in Old Norse. The problem with this argument is that it fails to consider that the word “fǫðr” … Read moreIs Odin really the All-Father?