Who is Odin?
Ancient Father God of the tribes of Northern Europe. Known by many names, Wotan, Woden, Grim, he lives in the place names scattered the across these lands. He is the God of wisdom, poetry and war. My god is not immaculate, he is flawed just like me, but that is why he came to me, because his struggles are also mine. Odin understands me and I trust his guidance, in my dreams, visions and through the wisdom of the Rune Stones.
The strength of the divine masculine, the path of the warrior must be honoured at the fire. Odin represents every aspect of masculinity but understands the gifts and attributes of femininity.
Why did Odin come to me?
The first time, I was broken physically, near death, the second broken mentally, the third when my heart was broken. For that is the way it is from the culture of my peoples. That which qualifies you to walk the medicine path, is a wound of the mind, body and soul. Only then was I ready for Odin to speak through me.
There are many Gods and Goddesses in the Northern cosmology, each have their own attributes and skills, but always it is Odin for men and I am honoured to be his choice.