Once the world was still very young.Odin sat on his throne in the most beautiful palace in Asgard.
Odin made the green land that stretched out before his eyes .With the help of the other gods ,he had made men and women who lived on that earth.The fair elves who painted the flowers and made the beds for the streams.Even the ugly dwarfs forged iron and metals,made tools and weapons.
Odin knew that frost giants were only waiting for the chance to bring trouble to his men. Odin looked down beyond the earth deep into the gloomy land of his enemies.he saw dark figures of huge man moving about.They looked like evil shadows .
He down from his throne,he climbed .Down the broad rainbow bridge ,he strode and across the green earth till he came to one of the roots of the great evergreen tree.
Odin saw an old man beside the well,named Mimir. He wants a magic water to foresee the future.Mimir wants a price in return ,he asked for Odin's eye.And without another thought ,Odin plucked out one of his blue eye and handed it to Mimir.
Odin drink the magic water and watched the pictures passing across its still and silent surface.He had seen sorrow and death as well as joy.Odin ,the great king of Asgard became one-eyed.