We came to the conclusion that it must in reality have been Othin.
In the Northern versions the god Othin is introduced not unfrequently.
It is Othin who has laid this spell upon us; and our only hope of redemption is that a Christian man should give battle to us.
There are very few records of human sacrifices to any god except Othin.
Now I devote both you and Hgni and all your followers, and lay you under all the spells imposed by Othin.
Othin told him to go, and not come back without the necklace.
The next most important deity after Othin and Thor was Frey.
Othin made Njrth and Frey temple-priests, and Freyja a temple-priestess.
Then he proceeded to sacrifice to Othin and to ask his help, promising him great offerings.
But Othin had now become wroth with the King for striking at him; and that night he was slain.