Viking 'horned' Odin figurine found in Denmark
A fine little figure, only 5 cm (2”) tall, popped out of the earth in late August when metal-detector operator Søren Andersen searched for metal artefacts in a field near Mesinge. The figure is of a man with a beard and a well-groomed pageboy haircut. Its most remarkable feature is an impressive headdress with two “horns”. The figure is from the 8th century and possibly represents the god Odin from Nordic mythology.
|The 8th century Odin figurine, side [Credit: Viking Museum at Ladby]|
|The 8th century Odin figurine, front [Credit: Viking Museum at Ladby]|
|The 8th century Odin figurine, back [Credit: Viking Museum at Ladby]|
The Odin-figure was originally part of a brooch, a so-called ring brooch, worn proudly by a Viking man between 700 and 800 AD.
Source: Vikingemuseet Ladby [October 17, 2016]