God Figurine, Odin
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- Height: 10 cm (3.9 inches)
- Material: Bronze
This 10 cm (3.9 inches) tall bronze figurine depicts Odin, the Viking god. It is a reproduction of the original figurine that was found in Lindby, Sweden. Our reproduction misses the left arm, just as the original one. Odin is a prominently mentioned god throughout the recorded history of the Germanic peoples, from the Roman occupation of regions of Germania to the Viking Age. Odin is associated with healing, death, royalty, the gallows, knowledge, battle, sorcery, poetry, frenzy, and the runic alphabet.
Small figurines like this one represented the god in question to the Vikings, just as the large, wooden statues in their temples. Smaller figurines were kept in homes to bestow the god's blessing upon the house and family.
Link to the original statue at the Swedish History Museum: Odin Statue