Many of the Norse Gods were pretty strange, but Odin took the cake,
His thirst for knowledge was legendary and he would go to any lengths to get it. Here's what I mean...
Odin was nothing if not wise. His wisdom came from his obsessive desire to understand absolutely everything. He frequently made sacrifices—often of a self-mutilating nature—to gain knowledge because he believed that knowledge was worth any price. Never mind the fact that he once hanged himself, stabbed himself, and forced himself to fast for over a week to discover and understand the Norse runes.
Perhaps an even better example of Odin’s extreme thirst for knowledge—and the reason for his one-eyed appearance—was his journey to Mimir’s well. Those who successfully partook of the water came away with almost divine knowledge.
So Odin once rode to Mimir and requested a drink. Mimir agreed to spare a mouthful but made Odin’s eye the price of the drink. Not only did Odin agree to this price, but he gouged the eye out himself.
Now don't get me wrongt. I enjoy knowledge as much as the next guy, but I am only going to go so far to get it.
Coffee out on the patio this morning. It's almost like Spring!