Odin, the Second to Come

The second of the Signs, or Comers as they also known, was Odin, or Wodin as he is also sometimes called. His duty was to form a brotherhood of steadfast men and women who would gather knowledge for the sake of the reasoned amongst mankind, and that such knowledge would be kept for future generations, and for the remainder of the yet to come Signs, whose predictable arrival would only be known to the few of that Nazarene brotherhood, so that their protection could be assured in due course. Odin named his elect brotherhood ‘Nazarene’, which means ‘giver of knowledge’ or ‘revealer of that which is hidden’.

The following is an extract from The Book of Man, which contains the texts that later became the basis of the collection of writings known as the Bible.

Wodin, the Second to Come

Then did the second High Lord come to walk among men. Men in his place did live in unreason and had long since forgot The Way, and forgot even Dan over the many thousands of years, until the coming of Wodin. Women were herded as cattle for the base use of men, and had no value, except for their beauty and the satisfactions of men’s loins.
About the time of the coming of Wodin, it was the custom in that place that when children were born onto them, the women did oft times kill their own children, should they consider them lacking in uses, and they killed them by their own hand up to the age of nine years.
Should a woman want another man and he wanted not her children that were with her, then she would kill her children to gain his favour. Should there be a shortage of food, then she would kill her children.
These peoples were known as the Germanic people, (derived from the original meaning of the word germane, meaning “not in the spirit of”) and had not feelings as did other peoples. And so are they now even onto this day—and shall be even onto his time—without love in their minds or in their being. Hence was the reason that one was chosen amongst them, to show them The Way; as one shall be chosen at the time of the coming of the Seventh to cause war so that he shall be killed.
The sign of the Second to Come was seen growing, and it was ignored by many: and only the few knew of it; and so was he born. Without love was he cast upon the earth. His name was named Wodin, and again he did suffer greatly at the hand of his people, for they were brutal, and worse than beasts, and the worst of all men upon the face of the earth; as they are to this day.
He showed them his power—and it was great. They did not want to hear of his reason, and preferred to be believers in violent gods that suited them, as they believed that they were liken to these gods; and this belief pleased them, as so was their nature, and they knew not of different. They knew only of violence and of that which did them profit, as is the profit of the beasts. Their profit was in women and in power. They took women by force, and did know them even when they were still as sucklings.
The boy children did they know also, and Wodin escaped not from this vileness. One mighty warrior, who was considered a giant in that time, wanted Wodin. And as he forced the boy’s head into his groin, the boy took his knife and cut off his member and fought with fury, and the giant did die. And so did Wodin gain all that he had by right of conquest.
He was eleven years old at that time: and so did his fame spread, for such acts were considered the mark of greatness. But others came to avenge their brother, and to take from the boy that which he had won. So did Wodin learn, and so did he do.
Amongst his favourite wives was one Fria, and she was also a warrior, and she loved him, for he was a good man: and all women warmed to him and loved him for his gentleness, which was not oft times seen in this place at that time. Wodin had been taught of The Way because of his Caul, and so did he follow.
Fria bore him a son. In love was he born, and with love did he also live. He was also a great warrior, for in that time and in that vile place men fought, and perhaps died, but if they fought not they surely died.
Wodin did die at the passing of time: and the brotherhoods that he did create live to this day and are faithful onto their purpose, which he did show onto them.
And his people were wild and warlike people who used not their minds. And they did rise up priests, and these priests subdued all knowledge from among the people, and they did preach lies about false gods. And the priests grew rich, as would be the way for a long time. And so did they live.
And Wodin was a wise man. Even though he was Germanic and a great warrior, so also was he a great king, as was his right by way of his Caul. For even at that time men knew of the meanings of the High Caul: and kings by might at that time did well to take a care in the matter, for people feared it, and knew well of the consequences of it.
And Wodin became a thorn in the side of both the kings and the priests of false gods at that time, and they did seek to kill him. He did war with the priests to retake knowledge from them that they did hide from the people: and in those wars he did lose an eye among his wounds.
And they did hang him from a tree, nailed with iron nails. And he did hang for nine days upon a tree: but he did not die, for such was the might of him. And during his suffering he did see strange markings in his mind, and so did he learn the knowledge of divination from these markings. And the more that the priests and the kings who they were in league with did cause him pain, the more he did learn. And then he did come down from the tree, and did heal him his wounds; and so did he prevail.
Upon coming down from the tree, he did lead to understand the true strength of knowledge, and he did reason that it must be protected. He did call his loyalest followers who bore upon birth a caul, and he did make them swear an oath; and so was the Brotherhood of the Nazarenes formed. From them was formed the Brotherhood of Light, and they too were divided. And he did divide all into parts, so that it would be more difficult to conquer and to destroy. And all knowledge was divided amongst the divisions.
And then he did send them to far off places, one from the other, instructing that they should collect brethren among Caulbearers, and so should the knowledge be passed on from one to another whenever death approached, for the protection of the knowledge and of them.
And so was it done, as this record is kept by us and written by me and by others, of whom there are many, over thousands of years. Even to this day do we so record, so that men shall live, and die not from the face of the earth.
And he did begat a son whose name was Thor, and his chief wife was named Fria, and his other wives were all of The Way, as was his chief wife; and so did they live by reason.
And Wodin did have knowledge of the earth, and the lands that were beyond the seas, and he set men forth in boats, with seven wives to each man, and with cattle and weapons and all manner of things. And the numbers of the boats was seven, after the hallowed number of the High Cauls. And he did dispatch them to all the continents and islands of all the world, as did Dan, to populate them and to allow men to live in peace one with the other, and to follow The Way.
Wodin did many things—all of them were great, and greater still because of the times and the place that he lived in, and the evil of those that he lived amongst. He did carry a raven, and by his side there was always a wolf, showing men that all men and beasts could live together without fear.
And he did eat no meat; for such was he. All these things were done by Wodin and by his children, so men should learn from even the beasts—even the beasts that they most feared or most hated. But man did know no reason. Only hate and fear did he know.
And it came to pass when they all did die, after a goodly time, the priesthood of the false gods who did try to kill Wodin named him a god, so that the people who had heard of him would follow them for his glory: and so would they take control of the people for the kings by might away from Wodin and the Caulbearers, away from The Way, such was their cleverness.
And so was Wodin again brought low by them after he and his children were dead and could give themselves no defence, and so that none could give objection, for they only believed and did not know of except that which they were told by the priests.
And Wodin, it was told, lived in a great hall, and it was named Valhalla—a place of the honourable dead, a place of feasting and of great warlike deeds. Even in death did they give glory to destruction, to murder, and to that which was vile according to The Way and to all reason.
And so didst start the Book of the Generations of the Highest Lords. And his generations shall live from henceforth till the coming of the seventh angel of his kind; and he that shall be last shall be numbered ten.
Wodin made him covenant in his time and bade men that when they should see the great bow in the skies, then they should remember their covenant with the High Lords, and with the Force of the Earth: but all men forgot.