Alfadur (Father of all), in Norse mythology, was the supreme god of Norse antiquity. The same attributes which the Mosaic economy ascribes to the "unspeakable," and which the Christian ascribes to the "only God," are found here also. He is creator and preserver of the universe; his breath is felt in all ages; his greatness is unsearchable; he has never shown himself to a mortal; and when his spirit comes upon the earth, he dwells in the shade of quiet, sacred woods. His will is over all, and everything is subject to his might. This supreme being, who existed before the world, and will exist eternally, is often mistaken for Odin.

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