A glorious day to be alive, for it is the day swelling of wisdom, courage and honour - the most noble virtues of the Raven God - Odin - which he favours the most within the noblest people.
First a song for a taste of things to come, followed by text of info and ending it with some words of wisdom.
Wotan's Day - Fourth day of the week.
Named to honor Odin - The Allfather, or Woden, chief god in Norse mythology. Onsdag in Sweden and Denmark.
In Germanic religion, Odin (from Old Norse Óðinn) is a widely revered god. In Norse religion (whence stems most surviving information about the god), Odin is associated with healing, death, royalty, the gallows, knowledge, battle, sorcery, poetry, frenzy, and the runic alphabet, and he is the husband of the goddess Frigg. In wider Germanic religion and Germanic religion, Odin was known in Old English as Wōden, in Old Saxon as Wōdan, and in Old High German as Wuotan or Wōtan, all stemming from the reconstructed Proto-Germanic theonym wōđanaz.
The valknut - Symbol of Odin - (Old Norse valr, "slain warriors" + knut, "knot") is a symbol consisting of three interlocked triangles, and appears on various Germanic objects. A number of theories have been proposed for its significance.
Berserkers (or berserks) were Norse warriors who are primarily reported in the Old Norse literature to have fought in a nearly uncontrollable, trance-like fury, a characteristic which later gave rise to the English word berserk. Berserkers are attested to in numerous Old Norse sources.
The name berserker derives from the Old Norse berserkr (plural berserkir). This expression most likely arose from their reputed habit of wearing a kind of shirt or coat (serkr) made from the pelt of a bear (ber-) during battle. The bear was one of the animals representing Odin, and by wearing such a pelt the warriors sought to gain the strength of a bear and the favor of Odin.
The element ber- was sometimes interpreted as berr-, meaning "bare", which Snorri Sturluson understood to mean that the warriors went into battle bare-chested, or "without armor" as men of Odin.
Another special forces of the viking armies were the Ulfhednar.
The Ulfhednar wore wolf skins, and their own skin was black-died. These howling psycopaths where so wolf-like in behavior and ferocity that they inspired/influenced later European werewolf folklore.
Like the Berserkers, they preformed chants and ritual prior to battle to get in a "Berserker Rage", when, through adrenaline, they became much stronger ( possibly upwards of ten times stronger than normal. Anymore and their joints and ligaments couldn't take it) and faster, became immune to pain, and bled less.
But enough with the long texts, time for some words of wisdom that might help you in your path.
Last but not least, some Valkyries for ease