Viking Triple Horn Tattoo
The Viking Triple Horn might not be a famous Viking symbol compared with the Mjolnir hammer or the Vegvisir Viking Compass. But the Triple Horn is a sacred symbol that should not be overlooked. Triple Horn is the symbol of Odin the Allfather.
The story that revolved around the Triple Horn was Odin's quest for Mead of Poetry. The Mead was believed to give the power of speaking in the poem and the ability to persuade others with words. Odin asked the giantess Gunnlod to allow him to try the Mead. With the appearance of a handsome and muscular giant, Odin managed to persuade Gunnlod. However, she asked Odin to stay with her for three nights before she allowed Odin to try the Mead. As a nonstop seeker of knowledge, Odin agreed to entertain Gunnlod for three nights. After three nights, Odin was allowed to try the Mead which was contained in three horns. Odin drank the Mead three times and each time the whole of the horn. As a result, all of the Mead belonged to Odin. He shapeshifted into an eagle and flew back to Asgard.
The Triple Horn symbol, thereby, became the symbol of Odin and his win of the Mead of Poetry. The symbol not only presents Odin's presence but also Odin's intelligence. Moreover, it epitomizes Odin's great endeavour to achieve what he wanted (wisdom). The Triple Horn thereby becomes a sacred symbol. A Viking Triple Horn Tattoo is an awesome idea for those who wish to have a tattoo that is associated with Odin the Allfather.
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