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Viking Gods Tattoos meaning and Ideas

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viking gods tattoos – Odin
God of gods. As god of war, Odin ruled in Valhalla, where all brave Viking warriors went after death in battle. Odin was the god of poetry, wisdom and magic, and he sacrificed an eye just for the privilege of drinking from Mimir, also known as the fountain of wisdom. The Germans called him Wotan, and the English Woden. His two black ravens, Huginn and Muninn, flew forth daily to gather tidings of events all over the world. He was often portrayed as an old man with only one eye, but regardless he was the most powerful of gods and every Viking feared and worshipped him. Even after Christianity, many succumbed to his wrath.
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ThorA Thor tattoo
The god of thunder and son of Odin. Thor was the strongest of the Aesir, whom he helped protect from the giants. Named after the Germanic word for thunder, Thor used a hammer, which represented a thunderbolt. If thrown, the hammer would return to him like a boomerang while inflicting damage to his enemies. Thursday is named for Thor-Thor’s day. He is often portrayed as red-haired and bearded. Along with Odin, he was a god of war and was feared and loved by the Vikings.
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viking gods tattoos – The ValkyriesValkyrie wings
They were warrior maidens who attended Odin, and were sent by him to the battlefields to choose the slain who were worthy of a place in Valhalla. These foreboders of war rode to the battlefield on horses, wearing helmets and shields; in some stories, they flew through the air and sea. Some Valkyries had the power to cause the death of the warriors they did not favor.

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