Odin was one of the primary gods of Norse mythology and principally a god of war. Slain warriors were permitted to join him in Valhalla, escorted by the Valkyrie, his maiden servants. However, there is no rune with the name of “Odin”. Instead, this is actually the othala rune, which became associated with Odin. It has been adopted by neo-Nazis as a symbol of their cultural heritage and an attempt to connect themselves with ancient Norse mythology. Othala is the Germanic name of this rune, also known as ethel in Anglo-Saxon, and given the modern phonetic value of “O”. Its traditional meaning is associated with inherited land and is also sometimes referred to as the Odin Rune.