Sunday, December 21, 2008
This is coolbert:
"Wotan [Odin]—that is, the Furious—carries on war and imparts to man strength against his enemies."
Here is the shoulder patch for Task Force ODIN.
Please look closely at it. Whoever designed that patch has a keen and thorough knowledge of Norse mythology.
According to Norse mythology, Odin, the top god, the boss god, analogous to Zeus of Greek mythology, is closely associated with war, battle, the horse, the spear!
* Rides into battle astride an eight-legged horse, named Sleipnir.
* Is accompanied by two wolves, who do his biding! These are named Geri and Freki.
* Has at his beck and call, "two ravens Huginn and Muninn (Thought and Memory), who fly around Earth daily and report the happenings of the world to Odin"
* Uses [a] "spear Gungnir, which never misses its target"
"Odin is closely connected with a horse and spear . . . [and rides into battle astride] a nightmareish horse god (Echwaz), later signified by the eight legged Sleipnir."
"He also commands a pair of wolves named Geri and Freki"
You can see only the forequarters of the horse as shown on the shoulder patch. But the four front legs are clearly visible. This is Sleipnir.
Also, Odin is sometimes called and referred to as, "One Eye". To gain wisdom, according to the tale, Odin plucked out HIS OWN EYE and offered it as a sacrifice, again, to gain wisdom. The patch shows - - Odin as possessing one eye?! Geri and Freki for that matter too!?
And the Predator UAV and the two-engine manned aircraft as shown on the ODIN patch symbolize Huginn and Muninn! Please note the two-engined aircraft has wings feathered on the end as would a bird!
Task Force ODIN does obtain and possess wisdom?! True!! ODIN also, "imparts to man strength against his enemies." This too, true!
ODIN - - good hunting!! [Odin too is the god of the hunt!]