Throned Odin Statue
Odin (also known as Wotan, and Woden), the All Father, the Wanderer, and the Chief of the Norse Gods, is shown here in regal pose upon the legendary throne Hlidskjalf. Hlidskjalf, an elevated place within his second hall, Valaskjalf, offered him the ability to view anything that might happen throughout the entirety of the world. It is only fitting then that he is shown sitting with one of his two ravens upon his shoulder, both of whom would fly around the Earth and report happenings of the world to Odin in his place of wisdom. As a symbol of authority, he also hefts his spear Gungnir, which was said to never miss its target, and as a symbol of his wild, albeit generous, nature sits one of his wolves by his feet - a favored pet to whom he gave all of his food, having no need for sustenance beyond Mead or Wine. The imagery comes together within a hand-painted statue portraying a figure of regal authority, perfectly suited as an object of reverence and respect for the altar. With magnificent attention to detail, this statue has been sculpted of cold cast resin and hand painted in a fashion that lends the appearance that the whole statue has been cast of bronze or copper. Weighing in at a hefty 9.5 lbs it certainly feels as though it were crafted of solid metal as well! Standing a stout 12 1/4" tall, 7" wide, and 7" deep, it is perfect for anyone who celebrates the gods of the Norse pantheon, with imagery that will be certain to elevate Odin, the All Father, to his proper position of respect and authority.