Odin Wood Carving / Statue

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Carved from Ash Wood, this statue represents Odin holding the fabled Gungnir and a drinking horn accompanied by his two wolves Geri and Freki and his ravens, Huginn and Munnin. This carving is inspider by the famous illustration by Carl Emil Doepler (1824-1905) - Wägner, Wilhelm. 1882. Nordisch-germanische Götter und Helden. Otto Spamer, Leipzig & Berlin depicting the 5 together as well. 

Odin (Old Norse: Óðinn) is the main god in Norse mythology, while also existing in Germanic mythology as Woden (in Old English), Wodan (in Old Franconian), and Wutan or Wuotan (in Old High German). Described as an immensely wise, one-eyed old man, Odin has by far the most varied characteristics of any of the gods and is not only the man to call upon when war was being prepared but is also the god of poetry, of the dead, of runes, and of magic. Part of the Æsir family of the gods, he helped create the world, resides in Asgard (the stronghold and home of the gods), and gathers slain warriors around him in Valhalla ('hall of the slain').

In Norse mythology, Geri and Freki (Old Norse, both meaning "the ravenous" or "greedy one") are two wolves which are said to be the first wolves created and known to accompany the god Odin.

Huginn and Muninn ("thought" and "memory" respectively) are Odin's two ravens who fly around the world bringing back tidings to their master. Therefore, one of Odin's many names was the "raven god" (Hrafnaguð).

Details
Height: 23 cm
Width: 9.5 - 10 cm
Depth: 4.5 - 5 cm
Material: Ash Wood
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