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Dan S. Mills

"Oden, Norse God" by Dan S. Mills

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Due to the overwelming reaction to my painting, I decided to make some corrections on it.  Sorry, the horse still only has four legs. 

Oden, or Allfather is a god of war and death, but also the god of poetry and wisdom. The tidings are brought to him by his two raven Huginn and Muninn. He is accompanied by the wolves Freki and Geri, to whom he gives his food for he himself consumes nothing but wine. Odin has only one eye, his other eye he traded for a drink from the Well of Wisdom, and gained immense knowledge. His steed, Sleipnir has eight legs. (I couldn't figure out how to paint an eight-legged horse without making it look really goofy.)

5 Apr 200845 BAAL
ODEN thee almighty is indeed still watching and waiting for man to over though the evil that worship the DOLLAR and the parisites that feed on us through taxes. REVOLT and take bake your freedom! Nice Painting do more on our God Oden.
5 Apr 200845 Baal
BACK not BAKE darn miss spelling OH MIGHTY ODEN FORGIVE ME!

:-) Dan S. Mills replies: "Boy, I don’t know. Odin isn’t a very forgiving God, but he might just overlook this tiny mistake. Thanks for commenting on my work!"
25 Jun 2008:-) Sophie Errm grrr
i Love The Wolfs In The Backround Its a Great Touch ! 1 Well Done x

:-) Dan S. Mills replies: "Thanks, Sophie. One of these days I’m going to paint more Norse Gods."
7 Aug 2008:-) Crauw Erissa Albugust
I really like this one. I like the wolves, the horse and the two ravens. It gives it one last touch.
23 Aug 2008:-) Nicolas Toivola
The only complaint I can make is that, technically, it was the right eye that Odin tossed into the well, but that’s probably been mentioned.
23 Aug 200845 Dan Mills
Thanks for the information! I guess I should have done a little more researech before starting the painting.
5 Oct 200845 Úlfóðr
What an amazing painting. Many hails to the artist, keep on it

The ravens and the wolves and the horse are not a "final touch" brethren. The ravens, Huginn and Muninn, the wolves, Geri and Freki, and Odin’s horse, Sleipnir are as important as the Allfather himself in the whole drawing. Gungnir is awesome as well. As the whole painting, not fancy or anything, simple and almighty, as the Father himself. Also I was very positively surprised to see that this stereotype with the Norsemen’s "horned helmets" doesnt exist in this painting! That’s amazing, because in reality, the Vikings never had winged or horned helmets.. Not too practical while fighting you see. Hails again to the artist!

Oh, another note. Honored artisted, if you may, when/if you do another painting with god Óðinn, make Sleipnir an eight-legged horse, since that is the way it is.

Praise the gods. Farewell

:-) Dan S. Mills replies: "Thanks for the words of encouragement. The next time I paint a picture of Allfather there will be several adjustments, including Sleipnir’s legs."
17 May 201045 Larendeil
Very cool. But isn’t he the God of Magick and Wisdom?
3 Apr 201245 Jerry
being an Odinist myself, i find this painting to be quite awesome, hail the Allfather and hail the rest of the Aesir, i look forward to more of your paintings of the gods, keep it up, you do good work, i also like how you made the spear a simple design, most people give it a really flamboiyant out there design (i myself do at times, but that’s because imma stylistic artist and what not) but yeah love it all, Sleipnir looks very well done too, i really do like this picture.
12 Sep 201245 Anon.
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'Oden, Norse God':
 • Created by: :-) Dan S. Mills
 • Copyright: ©Dan S. Mills. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Allfather, Norse gods, Oden
 • Categories: Man, Men, Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters, Warrior, Fighter, Mercenary, Knights, Paladins
 • Techniques: Oil Paint
Modpick •  Mod Pick at: 2006-03-04 10:00:05
 • Submitted: 2006-04-26 01:04:59
 • Views: 31329
 • Resolution: 700x892

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