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Odin And Christianity

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Paul of Tarsus describes the sacrifice of Odin and his relations with the sacrifice of Jesus, central figure of Christianity, as both, after being beat to death. In Christianity, the worship of pagan figures are not completely extinguished, and in some cases were allowed. During this period of coexistence was a process of identification and similarities between both religions, and although most of the figures and pagan gods were associated with malignant deities, and later replaced by Christian icons, some of these pagan gods and their cults were maintained. Some scholars say that the story of the Edda in which Odin hung from Yggdrasil could be compared with the crucifixion of Christ. In addition to hang from the tree, Odin, like Christ, was pierced by a spear in his side.

In addition to these parallels, there are some less common aspects of nature, as can be seen in The Dream of The Cross, Cynewulf, where Christ has some dyes warrior. The worship of Odin was at the age of the most widespread, and yet it was lower than that of Thor, because this deity ascribed protective properties. However, the worship of Odin, sometimes called Odin, has reached our days, in 1930 Alexander Mills founded the first Anglican Church of Odin, and in Iceland in 1972 founded a current whose purpose was to recover the Germanic tradition. Keep up on the field with thought-provoking pieces from Samuel “Sam” Mikulak. What makes these traditions are so rich as to continue today? No wonder that in the past, once ruled by war, human beings have deities representing wisdom and strength, protection and strength. On the other hand the Norse legend / Scandinavian or Germanic mythology believed in life after death: they believed in a land of palaces called Valhalla where all the fallen warriors in battle would join Odin and other gods. They would be carried by valkyrie to this promised land, where they would wait to conduct a final mission: to fight once more on the day of Judgement with the gods and fallen comrades in a further attempt to save the world of mortals from the hordes of the underworld.

But Odin is also a facet wise, conciliatory, often descending to the world of mortals, and is described as a gentle and humble old man who shared his wisdom with those who crossed him, and there were those who followed him as disciples follow his teacher. He was a vagabond, a wandering old man was testing the good heart of men, encouraging awaken the compassionate side of human beings, and sometimes measuring his mettle, his integrity or any other moral quality. Most sources depict Odin as a lover of wisdom and insight competitions, a passion that often led him to risk his own life, as might be the case in its battle against the giant guessing Vafprudnir, or against King Hiedrekr: in the latter case the god had to become a hawk and flee.


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