Wednesday, April 27, 2011

W is for Wodan, the Death Bearer...

Good Morning, All:

For my twenty-third post in the A-Z Challenge, I would like to introduce a demigod in service to Thanatos, the Flame Lord. W is for Wodan, the Death Bearer:

Wodan, the Death Bearer
Wodan is the demigod patron of berserkers, battle and gathering the souls of the fallen. While the Death Bearer is honored by those who enter into a frenzied state during battle, most call upon Wodan when a warrior has fallen, that the soul of the dead hero may be carried swiftly and safely into the Spirit World. Wodan's mortal existence is shrouded in mystery, and some scholars suggest that he's always held a divine spark. Whatever his past may have held, Wodan is now known for his berserker rage, his love of battle and his exuberance for seeing the souls of the slain safely into the hands of Thanatos, the Flame Lord. Bearer of the Spear of Death, Wodan rides a great black-feathered raven into battle.
The favored weapon of the Death Bearer is the spear, and his symbol is a black raven.


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