Odin the Allfather is the ruler of the Gods in the North, the true God of War. The son of Bor and Bestla Odin possesses supreme cunning. He is also known as “father of the slain”, as half of the valorous warriors who fall in battle join his army, the Einherjar, in preparation for the Ragnarok.
Undoubtedly one of the Vikings’ favorite stories, the legend is recounted in many ancient written sources, most of them slightly different from each other. Scenes from it are depicted on a number of surviving Viking Age carvings in England, the Isle of Man, Norway and Sweden.