In ancient Norse and Germanic mythology, it was said that Odin sacrificed one of his eyes at Mímir‘s spring in order to gain wisdom. Odin’s Teacher of the Runes is known as Mímir, the giant who lives in the roots of Yggdrasil, and guards the well to the spring of Mimir which was the source of all knowledge. After the sacrifice of his eye, Odin then drank the water from the well to then become the wisest of gods and men.
This esoteric story has a hidden meaning that tells of the sacrifices one must make to attain wisdom, and also the secrets of where this heavenly energy of wisdom formally originates, from which I will explain to you in this article.
In order to uncover these secrets of the ancients, one of the best methods I have found, is by researching the etymology of the name of the subjects you are studying. By doing this it will help lead you to the scientific truth and set you free from the myths and secrets of the past.
For example, the name Odin gives us the words od (ad) and in. The meaning of ‘od (ad)’ is a power, energy and/or force that is said to pervade all throughout nature. This is why Odin is often called the AllFather. The meaning of the word ‘in’, would be the expressing movement with the result that someone or something becomes enclosed or surrounded by something else. Therefor, we can safely say that the meaning of the name Odin is “an energy, or force that encloses or surrounds all nature.”
The name of the giant who taught Odin, and the spring he had sacrificed his eye was called Mimir. In the etymology of the name Mimir (Mi and mir), we can discover the hidden meaning that goes right in line with the etymology of the name Odin. The name mimir is a Chaldaic-Hebrew word, meaning ” He who speaks with authority.” Mir is a title which is derived from the Arabic title Emir or Amir (Arabic: أمير). In Iran, mir has also been formally used as a high title of nobility and honor.
In the story of Odin and the sacrifice of his eye, it was said that forever thereafter, the God Odin with his one eye looks down from heaven upon the earth. I have found that this single eye of Odin points beyond all doubt to the planet Jupiter, who also looks down with the great red spot that the ancients had identified with their stories of one eye Gods. The planet Jupiter I have written about many times, detailing how the ancients had called this planet the King of the Heavens, Soul of the World, and Lord of the Universe.
The myth of Odin sacrificing an eye is an Old Germanic/Norse tale, that aligns exactly with many of one eye Gods that have been told all throughout the ages in various cultures in the East before they had migrated over to the West in Europe. There are the ancient Egyptian mythos such as the Eye or Ra that was an extension of Ra’s power, who like Odin was the father and most important of all Gods of the Egyptians.
There is also the One Eye of Horus which is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health. Also symbolized in the goddess Wadjet (also written as Wedjat, or “Udjat”, Uadjet, Wedjoyet, Edjo or Uto ). Like Odin had sacrificed his eye for wisdom, the eye of Horus was often used to symbolise sacrifice, healing, restoration, and protection. In the Hourus myths, he offered his eye to his father, Osiris, in hopes of restoring his life.
The All-Seeing Eye is one of the oldest depictions of the Deity, God or the AllFather that has ever been used in the history of the world. Today we see it on the back of the U.S. dollar bill as the Eye of Providence in the form of the trinity, encapsulated in a triangle sitting on top of an unfinished pyramid that is said to symbolize our imperfect society and humanity.
33rd Degree Masonic philosopher Manly P. Hall had written about the all-seeing eye in The Secret Destiny of America; “On the reverse of our nation’s Great Seal is an unfinished pyramid to represent human society itself, imperfect and incomplete. Above floats the symbol of the esoteric orders, the radiant triangle with its all-seeing eye. There is only one possible origin for these symbols, and that is the secret societies which came to this country 150 years before the Revolutionary War. There can be no question that the great seal was directly inspired by these orders of the human Quest, and that it set forth the purpose for this nation. …”
ALL SEEING EYE OF ODIN CONCLUSION:
All these stories, like that of the One Eye of Odin, are simply esoteric myths about the planet Jupiter on the as above, and how the gods on the so below in these various cultures personify their Jupiter attributes of wisdom, truth, reason and the nobility that comes from being wise such as Odin and other famous royalty like King Solomon.
The meaning of Odin sacrificing his eye for wisdom, is the story of how the world is ruled by Jupiter in which this planet pervades the as above heavens and so below earth, along with the as within humans who obtain wisdom, and on the as without which they attain earthly authority to become Gods, and nobility.
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