Mimir in Norse Mythology


Mimer means “The wise one” or “The rememberer”. Mimir was renowned for his knowledge and wisdom. Mimir was beheaded during the Aesir and Vanir war, after the war, and sent to Odin as a symbol of their disgust and frustration. The god Odin carries around with Mimir’s head and it gives him counsel. Mimir had a well called, Mimir’s well, those who drank from the well would obtain more wisdom.

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