March 25, 2023



Oldest reference to Norse god Odin found in Danish treasure

Trinity. The ancient symbol of the unity of spirit, soul and body, a popular amulet throughout Europe in the pre-Christian times.

Phys Org

by James Brooks

March 8, 2023

Scandinavian scientists said Wednesday that they have identified the oldest-known inscription referencing the Norse god Odin on part of a gold disc unearthed in western Denmark in 2020.

Lisbeth Imer, a runologist with the National Museum in Copenhagen, said the inscription represented the first solid evidence of Odin being worshipped as early as the 5th century—at least 150 years earlier than the previous oldest known reference, which was on a brooch found in southern Germany and dated to the second half of the 6th century.

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