Signs, Inscriptions, and Displays in Washington DC
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Library of Congress: Inventors of Writing (Odin)
Here's one last figure from the bronze doors to the Adams Building (Library of Congress). Here we see Odin (Óðinn in Old Norse), the Germanic god; I assume he's on this wall because he's believed to have invented runes or something...but don't know much about Norse mythology.
To read about some of the other figures on these doors, see here and here.