Odin is known as the Norse All-Father. He sits astride his 8-legged horse, Sleipnir, who carries souls to the unseen realms. The spear named Gar, when thrown, will always return. Through ritual self-sacrifice, Odin discovered the Runes while hanging from the Yggdrasill, or world tree. A patron of warriors, he was skilled in magic and a master of primal forces. Known as the One-Eyed God, Odin sacrificed his eye to gain wisdom from the fountain of Mimir.