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Tyr, also known as Tiwaz, was the Germanic war god- closely associated with Odin and like that god, received sacrifices of hanged men. Likely that Tyr was an early sky god whose powers later passed on to Odin and Thor. Gungnir, may once have belonged to Tyr, - customary for the Vikings to cast a spear over the heads of an enemy as a sacrifice before fighting commenced in earnest, and over recent years archaeologists have found numerous splendidly ornamented spears dedicated to Tyr."

The Viking Spear http://spangenhelm.com/the-viking-spear/

from AleHorn

Viking Drinking Horn Vessels and Accessories

Amulet ring with Frey’s sickle, Odin’s spear, and Thor’s hammer worn by a Swedish practitioner of Forn Sed. The style is typical of finds from Uppland and Södermanland, Sweden.

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Gungnir, Odi's spear. The Valknut, the symbol for creation, preservation, and destruction. Hugin, and Munin, Odin's Ravens... Surrounded by the runes, which Odin received by sacrificing himself to himself. Great Design!

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Arthur Rackham - MELT

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GUNGNIR - this was ODIN's magical spear, that would always hits its mark and always killed. GUNGNIR means “Swaying one”. It was made from YGGDRASIL's sacred ash. ODIN had written his magic runes onto GUNGNIR.

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I love his facial expression here. It's like, "Wow, this is the moment I have dreamt of for so long, and now my time has come." ♥

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Gullinbursti ('Golden Bristle'), in Norse Mythology, is Freyr's golden boar, which represents male sexuality and stamina. It is one of the many gifts, including Thor's Hammer (Mjölnir), and Odin's Spear (Gungnir), which the gods only got due to Loki's dangerous bet wit the dwarfs. Without Loki, the gods would have been virtually powerless, and Asgard undefended by it's wall too! Hail Loki!

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