Artwork by J. Augustus Knapp commissioned by Manly P. Hall for The Secret Teachings of All Ages
"It is difficult to secure any satisfactory information concerning the identity of Odin. If he actually founded the Mysteries of Scandinavia, he was undoubtedly an initiate of an Eastern school, possibly the Buddhistic. The etymology of the word Odin shows its various forms as Woden, Wodan, Wotan, Wuotan, and Odinn. These words are now generally defined as meaning "wood" or "wind". On this subject the indefatigable worker, Godfrey Higgins, has made several important discoveries. He writes: "Thus it appears that Woden, the Northern God, is simply the Tamulic method of pronouncing Buddha. That Woden came from the North, not the South, of India cannot be doubted." Manly P. Hall The Secret Teachings of All Ages
12x18 print glossy
image size ~ 10" x 15"
13x19 print matte 16pt archival cardstock
image size ~ 11" x 16 1/2"