About Our Name
Draupnir is a magic golden arm ring possessed by
Odin, the highest god in Norse mythology. The
ring was a source of endless wealth, since each ninth morning it had spawned eight more gold rings just like
itself. Draupnir was forged by the dwarven
brothers Brokkr and Eitri. Its name means The Dropper in English.
Odin is considered the chief god in Norse mythology and the chief divinity of the Norse pantheon, the foremost of the Aesir. Odin is a son of Bor and Bestla. He is called Alfadir, Allfather, for he is indeed father of the gods. Odin is a god of war and death, but also the god of poetry and wisdom. He is also attested as being a god of magic, prophecy, victory, and the hunt in Norse mythology.
Odin has two ravens Hugin and Munin (Hugin is "thought" and Munin is "memory"), who travel the world bearing news and information they have collected to Odin. He also commands a pair of wolves named Geri and Freki.
"Odin laid upon the pyre the gold ring called Draupnir, this quality attended it, that every ninth night there fell from it eight gold rings of equal weight."
from the Gylfaginning