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Subject: Raven, Odin
From: bobg+@andrew.cmu.edu (Robert Steven Glickstein)
Date: 1990-05-12, 15:43
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

Excerpts from netnews.alt.tv.twin-peaks: 11-May-90 Re: An Icelandic Saga
- Twi.. Fraering Philip@pc.usl.e (167)

> > The RAVEN is the messenger of the old Norse god Odin. Odin was worshipped
> > toroughout the area of what is now (and was then) Scandinavia, including
> > Norway and Iceland.

According to the on-line Academic American Encyclopedia, the Norse god
Odin, whose sacred bird is the raven, is "depicted as tall, bearded, and
ONE-EYED, HAVING EXCHANGED HIS OTHER EYE FOR WISDOM."  (Emphasis mine.)

Hmm...

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