Who is Odin/Wotan?

Odin/Wotan is the mysterious wisdom bringer and god of the Norse and Germanic people. But in this video I explain why I think he is so much more.

Join me, as I traverse legends, mythology, local histories, and ancient sites, from Europe, to Turkey, Egypt, to Easter Island, and right through Central and South America, tracing the footsteps of this enigmatic figure known as “the wanderer.”


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By |2018-06-30T12:46:08+00:00August 3rd, 2017|ancient wisdom, video|36 Comments

About the Author:

Lara Atwood is a researcher and practitioner of the native, indigenous Indo-European religion of her ancient ancestors, which is a branch of the ancient Religion of the Sun. She runs the YouTube channel SakroSawel and the website sakrosawel.com ("sakro sawel" means "sacred sun" in Proto-Indo European). Writing alongside her husband Mark, she helped co-author the book The Path of the Spiritual Sun.


  1. Frosted Seagull November 13, 2017 at 4:34 am - Reply

    Thank You so much Lara.

    As I write Hollywood has released a movie called Thor: Ragnarok. This catastrophe that is to befall us has existed in Norse Religion. Most of my knowledge of the Norse has been from a few books. I am so glad that your research and video clarifies the issue.

    The similarities with Osiris, the South American Feathered Serpent and the Christ are amazing but not unexpected. You clarity in disseminating such, at times, complex information is exemplary.

    Follow Up – If possible Lara, could you let us know about the Ice Giants that Odin and the other Norse Gods fought.

  2. Michael September 30, 2017 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Thanks very much Lara and everyone involved in making this highly informative video. It gives much to reflect on.

  3. Tone August 24, 2017 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Wow, what an awesome video! Many thanks for putting that together and getting it out there Lara. It’s great to see something concrete, joining the dots between the different religions.

    I’ve always felt, for a long time, long before I found the inner work, that all the religions in the world were talking about the same thing; as if they were looking at the same object from different angles, and describing what they saw and understood. But I just had a general sense of that being the case, and nothing to really go on where I could present anything to anyone to back this up. I just had a knowing; in the same way I’ve known there are other races in the universe. Never seen or met an extra-terrestrial but I knew they were out there.

    But this is fantastic! It’s great to see the parallels clearly explained in this way. And to have some insights into what’s really at the heart of all the myth and legend of it all.

  4. Aleksandr August 15, 2017 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Thank you Lara for an inspiring video on Odin/Wotan as well as other wisdom bringers. Watching your video makes me want to look into the kind of civilizations they created and the teachings they left behind. Prior to your video I had no idea that Odin/Wotan was so ancient – I thought he was a relatively recent wisdom bringer from Northern Europe.

  5. Andrew August 10, 2017 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    Great video Lara and the team behind it. The production level is wonderful. Good work!

    In regards to the content, after reading G. Hancock’s latest work, and learning more about the new science coming out which is revealing more every day about the reality of a massive earth wide cataclysm 11000 yrs ago, it’s a very exciting development to see how the Spirituality of the Sun can be further understood by going deeper into this puzzle. The Proto-indo-european connections are something I’ve hear about for quite some time but haven’t looked into very much, so this is new and exciting.

    Over all, it feels like many pieces of humanity’s puzzle are slowly coming to light so that they might be put together.. Thanks for your work!

  6. chris scott August 9, 2017 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Thankyou Belsebuub, Lara and all that are involved in producing this wonderful video.
    It has really made me reflect on how revolutionary this knowledge is. Not only is the historical evidence very compelling with the similarities of these great wisdom bringers, but to also share the similarities they had with the suns annual majors events at the solstices and equinoxes.

    The religion of the sun resonates with me deeply, and i look forward to learning much more about this wonderful path. I hope its revival will give our humanity the fresh start we sincerely need.

  7. Christos August 8, 2017 at 11:56 am - Reply

    The story of Odin and other wisdom bringers is very inspiring. It is no wonder that later on they were regarded and venerated as divine figures. Their feats were incredible and, although many times distorted, are still recorded to this day in various traditions and sacred texts. It is really great that you compiled all this information Lara. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  8. Sue August 8, 2017 at 11:34 am - Reply

    This is just amazing information. It has brought together so much of the fragmented ancient past.

    I have always thought of Odin as being a great spiritual figure of the Nordic people, yet he appears to have been so much more. It’s astounding to think of the connections and similarities to so many great spiritual figures throughout history across the globe. The knowledge they imparted both spiritually and practically must have been so incredibly profound at that time. What a huge task, and yet they were able to achieve it “by means of gentle persuasion and appeal to their reason”. The fact that the various people around the world were open to the messages of the wisdom bringer(s) in those days seems in stark contrast to today.

    It’s so wonderful that this information is being revived. Thanks so much.

  9. David August 8, 2017 at 5:26 am - Reply

    It’s amazing to think that Odin and Osiris might actually have been the same person! Or at least that they could have been part of the same group of people who were able to traverse the entire world it seems to re-establish civilization and to pass on the religion of the sun. What an epic task / journey!

  10. Craig August 7, 2017 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    These videos about the religion of the Spiritual Sun are increasingly perplexing and wonderful. How is it that with all of the archelogists in the world, and all the other scientific historical research, that no one has pieced together this information? The way that Lara presents these videos are not only concise and packed full of information, but they are also very clear in their message.

    We are not the first, we are not the best of humanity, but if we change our ways then something wonderful may emerge. If only we can change focus to that of spirituality, like it was in the forgotten past!

    • David August 8, 2017 at 5:24 am - Reply

      Seems like there’s probably a number of reasons why it hasn’t been pieced together by anyone else yet, first and foremost because no-one else has approached the study from a spiritual perspective like Belsebuub and Lara have been – most people study history from a historical perspective like you mentioned.

      The other thing seems to be that this is such a dramatic shift in ideaology from most contemporary thinking about history that even if people did come across it (eg. an archaeologist who was more open minded) their career could be ruined by sharing the information publicly as they would likely be ridiculed by the establishment, as can be seen in many cases where scientists or researchers have stepped outside of the accepted boundaries with their conclusions.

      There also seems to be a deliberate suppression of information on advanced ancient cultures, or just cultures that don’t fit the mould of contemporary archaeological thought. It’s not clear to me exactly why that is, whether it is a deliberate suppression of the world’s spiritual heritage, or has more to do simply with land rights, and people holding onto the idea that our current generation is the most advanced.

      There are probably other reasons too why no-one else has put it together yet, but they’re the main ones I can think of for now 🙂

      • john perez August 8, 2017 at 11:31 am - Reply

        You make complete sense, thanks David.

      • Jenny August 11, 2017 at 3:29 am - Reply

        Totally agree with everything you said, David. Just one more to add that I’ve been noticing more and more on a personal level: we’ve been brought up in dis-information and a misunderstanding of the past in so many ways that even an aspiring person looking to discover more tends to unknowingly see and comprehend things through those inaccurate filters only, and so this cultural amnesia and misinformation just continue to be perpetuated, despite good intentions.

        Even in simple day to day things so much is filtered through misinformation, like ideas about foods we eat, how things function, our heritage, etc. If I apply that to the desire to understand ancient things, I’m discovering more and more how many assumptions and misconceptions I’ve picked up myself through life, media, school, university, books, word of mouth, and how much of that I myself in turn pass on unintentionally and how much further confusion that causes… 😮 That mindset makes it very difficult to piece together information without biases and misunderstandings getting in the way — especially when you deal with obscure things of the past.

        • Layla August 11, 2017 at 2:22 pm - Reply

          David and Jenny, I think those are very noteworthy, both on the level of society and a personal level.
          The watering down of the ability to think, question and investigate seems to me to come down to a real low, where popularism is king. But at the same time there are people who are seeking these ancient roots of our existence that has long been forgotten and especially on the point you mentioned David about disinformation and suppressed information.

          Its interesting to consider the prophecy of times the ancients might have had in their megalithic structures, other distinctive artefacts and symbols that stood the test of time and peoples to be able to still leave some clues on this earth. I think the point you made David foremost that ‘no-one else has approached the study from a spiritual perspective is a very important because it seems it takes something of its own kind to know its kind, which shows me the incredible knowledge from which this piecing together of the fabrics of our ancient past has stemmed.

          This particular video was eye opening and truly a valuable discovery to learn about Odin. Thank you Lara I felt a greater yearning about rediscovering and connecting with these ancient wanderers – a real gem of a video.

        • David August 12, 2017 at 2:12 am - Reply

          Thanks Jenny, that makes a lot of sense.

        • Karim August 12, 2017 at 7:49 pm - Reply

          That’s a good point to think about a bit Jenny, how being brought up already with a filtered view and its effects is something we are perhaps less aware of than we think, and is something that categorizes what we perceive more than we might think.

      • Aleksandr August 15, 2017 at 1:38 pm - Reply

        I think part of the reason why this has not been brought about by scientific establishment is because of the limitations of the scientific approach. This limitation exists not only due to the amount of misinformation, but also because of the way the study is undertaken: Accepted theories stem from a large amount of supporting data, and do not steer further than data can support, and do not have contradicting data. This requirement makes it difficult to form conclusions that are anything more than an inch ahead of the times.

        To give an example, I’ve been looking into a local sacred site (Krn Stone Circle). The site has been well researched from various scientific and pseudo-scientific perspectives, including archaeology, archaeoastronomy, geology and geomancy by people qualified in their area. Each perspective attests to a uniqueness of the site from their point of view.

        With all that information it is not possible to conclude anything more than the fact that the site has been built by people who lived there at a certain period of time, could move large rocks, understood something about energies, and also aligned their site to the sun. Questions to the purpose of the site are only personal ideas because they are out of the scope of what the data supports.

  11. Dimi August 7, 2017 at 7:41 am - Reply

    What an amazing account of Odin, his role in creating this current civilization and the grand beginning of the ‘5th sun’ civilization according to South American calendar accounts! Reference to the 5th civilization is something I have come across before, in previous writings, by a different individual who was known as Samael Aun Weor.

    However, I would never have joined the dots in such a way, as it is presented in this video by Lara and Spiritual Sun website. From this video it is easy to see the parallels between Odin and other great historical figures that have shaped our civilization – as recent as Jesus.

    What a sacrifice for humanity each of these individuals (and possibly many more!) have made… what a task and a mission these ‘wisdom bringers’ put themselves forth to achieve, all for the sake and love of this humanity.

    I see their actions, their courage, their commitment and dedication parallel that of Belsebuub. It is no small feat to battle darkness nor the forces of opposition along the way. But each of these great ‘wisdom bringers’ have shown us that it takes strength, courage and compassion to go through such spiritual trials, to achieve unity with the true source, our Divine Father by way of becoming the Son/Sun.

  12. Cheryl Dubois August 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Hopefully this information will become mainstream. Instead of lost in academia. Surely it had all been noted for generations hidden on plain sight. Giving it perspective and relevance for modern society is what is required. Thankou

  13. carmel August 6, 2017 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for all this wonderful information which I am finding to be so helpful ,and the video was great to watch so much to learn about.Thank you Mark and Lara

  14. Maia August 6, 2017 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Trying to ponder on this video about Odin, I feel how much humanity has been stumbling and losing its way far from light and principles that on the beginning of people’s settlement thousand years ago had another impact in their hearts due to the religion of the sun. But I don’t know why, as my hope is getting bigger now about getting back to the true roots of our provenance and seeing around me the good that we can spread and the ”return” if we transform ourselves.

    I feel that I would describe this connection like a ”hidden collective consciousness” which is revealed now thanks to the efforts of the team here.

    Thank you all again

  15. Adam August 6, 2017 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Incredibly interesting content. Looking forward to seeing more of this ancient knowledge come forward illustrating the links between the roots of civilisation and cosmic spirituality.

  16. Paty August 6, 2017 at 11:10 am - Reply

    This is such amazing information!

    Thank you so much Lara, Belsebuub and all those working towards bringing this new project to fruition.

    It is difficult to convey the sense of awe at such similarities between the different cultures and figure heads. This makes so much sense now, explaining
    all those sites across the world and their deep connections.

    I am really enjoying being able to discover all of this along with everyone else in this community.

    Thank you again – the videos are of excellent production quality.


  17. Slawek August 6, 2017 at 4:51 am - Reply

    Thank you for this very interesting video with lots of compelling information to ponder on.

  18. Fotis August 5, 2017 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    I knew almost nothing about Odin and you made a great introduction with this video Lara.
    This connection with other figures and cultures is very interesting and raises many questions in me. Fundamental one is what happened after the cataclysm around 11000year ago? Where all those great civilizations of Maya, Egypt and other came from. Your video gives an explanation and it opens my mind to areas I never thought that exist before. And brings even more questions…

    Thank you for that and thank you everyone who made this professional video

  19. Olga August 5, 2017 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Thank you so much Lara for this overview of Odin, the link to people like Viracocha, Kukulkan, Cú Chulainn and Wotan and even Osiris is really groundbreaking.

    Perhaps spiritual figures have been compared to before, but to tie it all together as a mission connected to the religion of the sun, and as being from the same person or same group of people is very enlightening and I feel profoundly sheds light on the roots of this planet’s spiritual history.

    I have often felt intrigued by figures like Odin, norse gods and spiritual heroes, but this notion of wisdom bringers, assisting in the education, cultivation and spiritual rise of our civilisation, on such a wide scale is much greater to what I have ever imagined. I think if we really understood our history, and how our life on earth unravelled we would really question the message, reality, and meaning of what these guides intended for us to achieve. Not being aware of this critical part of history seems to downplay life’s purpose.

  20. Karim August 4, 2017 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    It’s so lovely to see things coming to life. With videos like this where, through the images, narration and music the amazing research and spiritual knowledge did make me feel a bit like joining on an adventure and “tracing the footsteps of this enigmatic figure known as “the wanderer.””

    Makes me so eager to want to hear and learn more, and not only that but to see what of that magic can be lived today. Makes you want to go to some of these sacred places mentioned as well, or have mystical experiences that reveal more. All to get closer to such wonderful mysteries.

  21. john perez August 4, 2017 at 11:48 am - Reply

    All this information completely resonates with me and helps me to understand so much more about our true roots. I found the video to be very professional and I love all the contents, especially the parts on Odin and the wisdom bringer/bringers.

    Thanks Belsebuub and Lara, I’m very thankful since your fresh and unique knowledge is guiding me through so much darkness and towards my true self.

  22. richard spencer August 4, 2017 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Very motivating and interesting really enjoying this new info in the videos so much to learn thank you for posting and all your efforts with the research that you have put in

  23. Patricia August 4, 2017 at 12:11 am - Reply

    I was super exciting to see this latest video featuring Odin/Wotan whom other than watching Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen and reading The Path of The Spiritual Sun, I knew and understood very little about.

    It’s truly amazing to hear/read about the epic story of the wisdom bringer(s) and how they journeyed to all corners of the world during extremely difficult and devastating times to bring the religion of the sun and civilization back to humanity. When I think about their legacy and the incredible contributions they left us that have stood the test of time, it leaves me in awe.

    • Vida August 4, 2017 at 2:25 am - Reply

      I had the same feeling Patricia. I had only really heard of Odin/Wotan in the Ring Cycle (and now from the Path of the Spiritual Sun) as well, so it was really interesting to hear about how he (and the other wisdom bringers if there were multiple) are so much more than just a story.

      The journey they made and all they accomplished is incredible to reflect upon really. Thank you very much for another amazing video! They are really inspiring. 🙂

    • Karim August 4, 2017 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      Patricia a similar thought also crossed my mind. Although I’m most keenly interested in the spiritual side of their/his message let’s say. To consider how much of an effect such initial ‘civilising’ has had on the post ice age humanity and following cultures, and how that legacy is in a way something that has an impact on the world we see around us today. What a thing to consider!

  24. DavidH August 3, 2017 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    I’m glad to hear you’ve had the support which helped make these incredible new videos possible.

  25. Lucia August 3, 2017 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Very interesting to see all these mythical figures coming to life! How incredibly wise and strong they must have been to be able to accomplish their mission. It is also unbelievable to see the principles they once taught re-emerging again in today’s dark times. Many thanks to Lara, Mark, and everyone behind these eye-opening video series.

    • Zorana August 3, 2017 at 7:25 pm - Reply

      Yes, I also marvel at their strength and dedication to fulfill such a task, Lucia. And to think that what they taught so long ago is being pieced together today — I can’t really comprehend it fully. But I do know I’m very excited 🙂 Excellent video! I liked the music very much too. The end piece felt like I was about to go off on an epic adventure.

    • Karim August 4, 2017 at 12:23 pm - Reply

      When you look at the work they (those wisdom bringers) accomplished. Raising things and people up from so little, from “scratch” let’s say, and lifting things up and creating spiritually orientated cultures. And that, the video mentions, not by force but by inspiring through goodness. It’s a task that’s totally mind-boggling to try to comprehend, really. It makes me think that they/he were obviously very advanced beings, highly developed spiritually, on a mission, and with a great wisdom to wisely apply.

      It’s all very exciting and intriguing to consider.

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