Odin: Well it is simple, look at the country side. There is a war going on. THere has only been one war in my people history that has actually took place on Asgard. In fact we have had only one war. I was the ruler during that war. I'm far older then you can concieve.
"Dulce bellum inexpertis."
Official Forum Expert on Norse Mythology
As Odin says in the Hovamal:
"Praise no day 'til evening; no wife 'til on her pyre; no sword 'til tested;
no maid 'til bedded; no ice 'til crossed;
no ale 'til drunk."