It is probable, however, that the worship of Odin was once common to most of the Teutonic peoples.
Probably after the viking days came in the conceptions of the last war of gods, and the end of all, and the theory of Odin All-Father as a kind of emperor in the heavenly world.
In the Hava-Mal Odin claims for himself most of the attributes of the medicine-man.
The substance of this Norse version is as follows: The three Anses - Odin, Loki and Hornir - saw an otter devouring a salmon beside a waterfall.
The worship of Odin seems to have prevailed chiefly, if not solely, in military circles, i.e.