The Lost Runes of Odin
The god who dies but resurrects, is an often-re-appearing legend in many religions. Amongst the deities that die and then come back to life are: Horus, Mithra, Dionysius and Odin. Horus and Dionysius are also, for sure, crucified. Apart from the sacrificial death itself, there also is a thorough description that Horus, Mithra and Dionysius have been born the 25th of December. All of them also have twelve disciples and they create miracles. On a shrine dedicated to Mithra it is written “You have saved us through your shed blood”. This shrine is nowadays situated beneath the Sancta Prisca church in Rome.
Parts of these mythological stories also fit quite well to the Germanic god Odin, or Wotan.
Midwinter Blót was held to honor Odin around the time of Winter Solstice, which in the old days occurred on December 25th. Odin has twelve lower ranked gods under him, and one of them (Loki) is a traitor. Odin is hung upon the tree of Yggdrasil for three days, according to Havamal.
After his death and resurrection, Odin gets more power than before it. In the Christian tradition, Jesus has increased his powers after he died and resurrected after three days.
Both Odin and Jesus get stabbed with spears during their sacrificial deaths. Odin was hung upon a tree, and Jesus was hung upon a cross made out of wood. According to some Christian beliefs, that cross was made out of a tree that Adam, the first man, had planted. Horus, but also several other Egyptian gods, are depicted holding a hieroglyph known as “the Ankh”. That symbol is very similar to the cross that the Christians are using, and both symbols mean life and resurrection.
Experts in religion have mentioned that Odin is similar to the god Mithra, the main savior deity of the late ancient world, who also has twelve disciples, all of whom are represented by the twelve signs of the Zodiac. But it looks like the idea of the god that dies and resurrects is around 5000 years old, if you go all the way back to the myth of Horus. Odin’s most ecstatic aspect is pretty similar to the description of the Greek god Dionysius. Both Mithra and Odin were celebrated at the Spring Equinox, and the Christians celebrate Easter at spring as well.
Odin was very curious and wanted to know everything and gain wisdom and knowledge of things hidden from him. This was a desire that drove him to sacrifice himself. He sacrificed his eye in Mimir’s well and he threw himself on his spear Gungnir in a kind of symbolic, ritual suicide. He then hanged himself in Yggdrasil, the tree of life, in order to gain knowledge of other worlds and be able to understand the runes.
During his sacrificial actions, he saw visions and received secret wisdom. The magical knowledge he gained made him able to cure the sick, calm storms, and know vast secrets of the universe.
When he returned from his sacrifice, he gained many powers.
Odin was a shapeshifter, meaning that he could change shape. He could fall into an ecstatic trance and send out his soul, allowing him to adopt the form of another person or an animal. While his body lay in a trance, he could travel as a bird or a four-legged animal, a fish or a snake, through all the worlds and to far-off places. He gave part of his knowledge to humans and helped them build civilization. These runes were widely spread throughout the world and are still well known today. He kept a great secret. He did not share his most powerful runes with mortals. These runes, now known as the lost runes, contained secrets that he did not believe that humans were ready to receive.
He hid them in the Halls of Gladsheim. During my visit to his realm 30 years ago, I received 150 of the lost runes. He asked me to store most of them but to share a few as a test. I have been given permission to share 75 lost runes in the form of a tablet.
We will initially make 30 copies available. These texts are the only source on earth for the lost runes. We will examine how the new users apply this sacred knowledge and make a determination regarding future releases.
These first 30 tablets will include a free Odin Medallion, as well as a Lord Odin Invocation.