Religion: Norse/Teutonic paganism mystic; Viking
Name: Kol the Wise
Alter Ego: Kol
First Appearance: New Comics #1 (Dec. 1935): "Vikings: Episode One"
Number of Appearances: 2
Birth Place: Norway
Note: rescued Viking baby Ivar, whose father sent him to die
Ivar was a Viking baby, the son of Viking woman Sigrid and King Harald. King Harald sailed away from Sigrid's village not long after she conceived a child by him.
Soon after Ivar was born, his grandfather (Sigrid's father, Hagbard) ordered that the infant be abandoned in the wilderness, left to die. But Ivar did not die... Apparently the gods themselves had other plans for the infant.
Kol the Wise heard the howls of wolves in the wilderness. He followed the sound and found wolves, who were looking hungrily at the abandoned baby Ivar. But the wolves were held at bay by a three-pointed light, a symbol of the god Odin.
Kol drove the wolves off and found the infant. Then Kol looked up and saw Muninn and Huginn: two ravens who are Odin's totem creatures.
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