The sixth edition in our continuing series of Age of Mythology showcases kicks off with a look at another god from the frozen north. We’ve already detailed two Greek and Egyptian gods, and now we unveil a second Norse deity: Odin, the ruler of the gods. Interestingly, Odin wasn’t always seen as a benevolent and compassionate god. He was aloof from man, a sometimes frightening and unapproachable deity. And despite his obvious leadership of the Norse pantheon, he was not as revered by the common man as other gods were. Indeed, most Vikings appreciated Thor’s brawny demeanor and warrior status more than Odin’s creepy, all-knowing wisdom. Greg Street, one of the lead designers on Age of Mythology, explains the origins of Odin’s great powers: “Odin embodied the gloomy and brooding nature of much of Norse mythology. He drove warriors into a berserker rage when in battle, put seers into a trance, and sent poets into a frenzy of creativity. He made great sacrifices for his wisdom, including giving up an eye to drink from the well of Mimir, and hanging himself with his own spear from the World Ash, Yggdrasil, for nine days to learn the power of songs and… Read full this story
- Spotlight on Seniors event in Saskatoon promotes positive aging
- Olympic Soccer Limits Age, Not Talent
- Meet the 77-year-old Milford man who is the No. 1 runner in his age group in the world
- Meet Talos, the Killer Robot From Ancient Greek Mythology
- British Army, DE&S, Norwegian Army and Royal Netherlands Army to Showcase Land Safety Priorities this October in London
- The Artist Creating a New Mythology for the North Pole
- Beyond the Leprechaun: Weird Monsters Who Haunt Irish Mythology
- Winners announced for youth business showcase
- Is Chuck Berry the first rock star to die of old age?
- October debuts to showcase young stars
Age of Mythology Showcase: Odin have 305 words, post on www.gamespot.com at May 17, 2006. This is cached page on GameMax. If you want remove this page, please contact us.