"They were vikings. Just because they had signature weapons, didn't mean they didn't use anything else.
And as long as we're making children pray to fictional characters, let's add Beta Ray Bill to that list."
"*facepalm* I'm not up on my Norse mythology but isn't it Thor who carries the hammer? I suspect the picture is of Thor even though the caption pertains to Odin (who as I recall had one eye, having traded the other for wisdom)."
"As a bonus, Odin is mortal. All of the Nordic gods are mortal. According to the Norse religion, the world will end at an event called Ragnarok, and the gods will by bye-bye at the same time along with everyone else."
Thankfully, my mom raised me with the freedom of choice. She asked if I would like to try a private school when I was younger to understand religion. Everytime I "learned" how much "god" did for me, she would question me as to how and why. She taught me to question, something that has helped to shape the rational minded person I am today.