Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Odin and the World Tree

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Here's another tattoo from Rate My Ink. Artist unknown.

This is Odin, the big boss of the Norse pantheon, hanging from Yggdrasil, the World Tree. Odin is one of those fascinating deities who rule over war and violence as well as poetry, prophecy and magic. By hanging from the tree Odin gained power over the nine worlds, gained the knowledge of the eighteen runes as well as nine magical songs.


PandorasInk said...

That is a very unique and awesome design. :)

Livia Indica said...

Yep. Someone had posted on the Rate My Ink page that the hair should've been hanging straight down but I like it this way. It makes it look like the wind is blowing.