Father of Thor and husband of Frigg, war-god Odin is the second of three Norse Gods featured in this series, which explores Norse mythology and beliefs during Canada’s Viking Age (c. 1000 CE).
The reverse image finds Odin on his eight-legged horse, Sleipnir. One of Odin’s raven informants, Huginn (“Thought”), is perched on his shoulder while the other, Muninn (“Memory”), flies alongside him. His two wolf companions, Geri and Freki, also accompany him. Selective gold plating highlights Odin’s helmet, arm guard and infallible spear (Gungnir), as well as two different emblems associated with the Norse god of war and wisdom: the Valknut (“knot of the fallen”) and the Triple Horn of Odin.