I Am Odin’s Granddaughter: How I Found The AllFather in My Family Tree
I am a granddaughter of Odin. I am descended from Odin. That might sound completely egotistical or nuts, but here me out. I believe many people from European descent, particularly English, Scottish, and Scandinavian, descend from Viking royalty and therefore descend from Odin. You might descend from Odin, too! Or perhaps some other pagan god or legendary figure. I’ll tell you my story and how I made this amazing discovery. And advise on how you can do it too!
First, The Family Tree Must Be Built
The first thing is you’ll need patience and dedication. In order to find gods or pagan gods or legendary figures in your ancestry, you have to build a family tree. This typically takes years to do. Now, I know this is no easy feat for some people as they might be adopted or estranged from their families. If you’re adopted, you can still build a family tree using your adopted family’s information. We believe our adopted family’s ancestors adopt us as their own. If you’re estranged from family, my recommendation is this: make amends with at least one so you can gain the information you’ll need to start a family tree. It’s funny because right before I found Odin in my family tree, he came to me in a dream as a dusty old construction worker. He was urging me to continue building my family tree so I could find him!
I Am Odin’s Granddaughter, And How You Can Begin Your Research
I began my family tree using Ancestry.com’s service. To people who think this method of building a family tree is too difficult, I’ll put it like this. Back in the day, before the internet, you had to build a family tree manually. With paper, pen, and digging through archives in dusty old libraries etc. And you only had access to so much information without hitting a dead end in your lineage. Once you enter your family’s basic information on ancestry, their service begins attaching related or possible archives to your ancestors for you to approve or decline. So you tell me which is easier?
Here’s what you’ll need to start your family tree on Ancestry: input your name, date of birth, then your parents’ names and dates of birth (and death, if applicable). Beyond that, your grandparents’ names and dates are extra helpful. And if you even have your great grandparents’ information, even better! This is a great start to your family tree and you’ll see just how easy Ancestry makes it to find information on your family and continue to build backwards from there. You will have to pay for the membership, be aware.
The Secret is Royal Blood
So how was I able to find a pagan god in my lineage? The secret is this: once you find a nobleman, noblewoman, duke, duchess, or king or queen in your lineage, you’ll have an easier time tracing that branch further back. Why? Because the royals and nobles kept records while most of the peasants did not. And this might seem conceited, but here’s the thing. With how many ancestors we all have, nearly everyone has royal blood somewhere down the line! Everyone!
On my father’s side, I found a man with the title “Sir”, to which research showed he was a nobleman in Germany in the fifteen hundreds. I did have to pay for the European archives/membership to gain access to this information. But trust me, it was worth it. Next, I traced his ancestors back as far as ancestry would allow me. When I came to a dead end, I simply googled the last ancestor in that line and found a Wikipedia page for him. The Wikipedia page provided his parents’ names, which I entered into my family tree. And I continued using google to find each ancestors’ names all the way back to the 1st century AD! Don’t be fooled, this took me a long time to complete.
Ancestors Who Claim “Divine Descent”
After discovering my ancient ancestors via ancestry and a Google search, I came across a King of Denmark named King Skjold. When I read up about his life, I discovered he claimed descent of the Norse/Germanic god Odin. Now, does this mean King Skjold was a god or an actual son of a god? No, not necessarily. Often the ancient royal families of Europe claimed descent from some god or goddess similar to the ancient Egyptians. The Egyptian pharaohs claimed descent from gods like Ra, Aten, and Horus. While the Egyptian queens claimed descent from goddesses like Nekhbet and Wadjet. It gave them more status and made them seem more powerful to their people and enemies.
And if you search your ancestry in Ireland and Scotland, you’ll find royalty that might claim descent from Aine, Lugh, the Caeilleach and more. I found another link to a deity by finding an Irish hero of whom my ancestors were named after. Then when looking at his story, discovered he was a son of the Celtic god Lugh. Sometimes you’ll run across a Saint or legendary hero or figure in your ancestry. Thoroughly review their stories and legends, because sometimes Saints are pagan gods in disguise. And legendary heroes and figures are often said to be demi-gods or sons of gods. So if you don’t find a link to Odin, look for royal ancestors who are linked to other deities. Keep trying and I guarantee you’ll find you have ancestors of divine descent…which means YOU can claim divine descent!
DNA Breakdowns Help Too
While some people are against DNA kits, if you’re willing to send your DNA to a company to get an ethnicity breakdown it helps. I used both Ancestry and 23andMe, and both have their pros and cons. Ancestry supposedly has more DNA in their archive to compare your DNA to. At the same time, they don’t provide you with your mtDNA, which links you to your ancestral Clan Mother (read about clan mothers here). After you receive your results, download your DNA and upload it into MyTrueAncestry. This service, while seemingly still under construction, will compare your DNA to ancient and archaeological DNA. I found my ancient to Medieval ancestors were mostly Danish Vikings…which matches up with my paternal line and my descent as Odin’s granddaughter.
I Am Odin’s Granddaughter…Now What?
I’ve always felt drawn to Odin but I’d never pursued a relationship with him. Now that I know I am “Odin’s granddaughter”, I am pursuing a connection with him. I set up an altar, provide offerings, read his legends, and talk to him daily. He speaks to me through dreams and visions, and also sends me signs through animal messengers. I seek to honor him by continuing to build my family tree, studying the runes, and educating others on this way of life. So if you find a divine ancestor in your family tree, consider working with them as a patron or matron deity AND as an ancestor!
John SheffieldMarch 10, 2023 at 11:57 pm
We’re related as sister. DNA test.
Adey William GarnettAugust 5, 2022 at 5:01 pm
Odin is my 61st Gt.Grandfather and Ragnar Lodbrok is my 39th Gt.Grandfather 😄👍I descend down from Sigurd (snake eye)
kitty fieldsAugust 8, 2022 at 8:52 pm
M. LycanJuly 8, 2022 at 3:04 pm
Cousin here too…. Lol. I can trace 45 generations back to Sigi Odinsson (Son of Odin) on Ancestry. Com – however my wife is not impressed!
LeticiaOctober 12, 2021 at 10:08 am
I found i’m also a granddaughter of Odin and Baldr the Beautiful! So very interesting!
CourtneyDecember 13, 2021 at 12:46 pm
We share the same ancestors, i just found out yesterday while doing my research that i too am a grandaughter of Odin and Baldr ❤️
kitty fieldsDecember 16, 2021 at 12:43 pm
That’s amazing! Thanks for sharing.
LowKeySeptember 9, 2021 at 3:52 am
Also Its believed that Heracles could have been Thor. Apparently Hercules in asia is depicted with a vajra which is symbolic for a lightning bolt. Allegedly, it was said that Heracles met Buddha and acted as a guardian for both him and his followers. Presumably buhdists still pray to him, only in the name of a deity he was synchronized with. And before anyone asks, yes odin and zeus do wield lightning also. Its even in one of odins titles.
ElaineAugust 23, 2021 at 3:54 pm
We are cousin because I descend from Odin as well!
benjamin j boldanApril 7, 2021 at 12:23 pm
hi i too have found out the same it goes back further google odins father or queen elisibaeth 2’s family tree odin had turkish kings as parents im starting to think that the mythology is twisted fact the line goes back to the Sumerian and Mesopotamian kings, im related to him through Rollo the duke of Normandy. and then the Plantagenets. there is also alot of information regarding jesus had a child which married in to the Mesopotamian kings we not only have royal blood but the gods blood, the ancient aliens. i bet youh have alot of RH- people in your family.
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A random 11 Year old on the internetNovember 26, 2020 at 6:12 pm
Okay, I did some research and turns out I am a decendant of Hecate, and a decent of the king God, and the equivalent is Odin and Zeus. Is that good or bad?