Calling anybody familiar with Odin/Wodan - anyone ever heard anything along these lines?
So rather recently, somebody I know was contacted by… well, Odin. Apparently. He’s been an interesting fellow to deal with. Pretty clever, insightful, and with the kind of personality you’d expect from someone known as the Allfather.
Today, though, things suddenly took a swerve into the Twilight Zone - and by that, I mean, “wait a minute, we’re dealing with some serious Alternate Continuity shit here.”
Y’all know the story of how Loki cut off Sif’s hair, was sent to the dwarves to get new hair, and decided to get some freebies along the way? Welp, this Odin tells a rather… different story.
At some point there was apparently a war with the dwarves, during which Odin lost his eye. Odin won, and essentially conquered them. As tribute, the dwarves made three gifts - one being Mjollnir, intended for Thor. Another was a bridle that allows him to “tame a black wind” (actually a horse - Sleipnir, presumably). The last was a scrying glass through which he could see anything he wished, created in lieu of the eye he lost in the battle.
I can’t find anything relating to this online, but I know the Internet can be a pretty crappy place to find lesser-known info, so I’m putting this out to see if anyone’s ever heard anything along these lines.