Vidar the Silent Picture

One of my Gods of England paintings.

This is Vidar, one of the strongest of the Germanic gods who is prophesised to avenge his father Odin at Ragnarok by killing the wolf Fenris.

For this purpose he has a special shoe which is made of all the offcuts cast away from the making of leather shoes.

It has been speculated that Ragnarok is a Christian spin on the Norse myths, while in the original Heathen myth Vidar successfully rescued his father from the wolf's belly.
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