Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Odin with Horns; or are they Ravens?
recently found by a metal detectorist on the Danish island of Funen. It likely dates to the 8th century. What does this Viking have on his head? Don't rush to conclusions because the antler-things are broken off.
But, you know, they look an awful lot like horns, and it would not be crazy to interpret this as an image as a warrior in a horned helmet. So while it does seem that the horned helmets are in invention of modern Wagnerians, I would not bet my house on it.