Mimir wisest god in Midgard. He had lovely garden with rare plants around a adorable precious fountain. Any one who drank water from that fountain became wise.
Odin he approached Mimir and asked him to let him drink water in order to obtain wisdom. But Mimir demanded price for that. Odin was ready to offer all the riches of Asgard, Midguard everything. And he said that since he is king of all men and gods he had to obtain wisdom. He was even to offer his 8 legged horse Sleipnir but Mimir wasn't interested in tangible assests and wanted an important part of his body as price and Odin agreed and he pulled out his eye and paid the price.
After having a drink from that fountain, Odin become so wise, clairvoyant everything.
Before drinking from the fountain, he had no brains, else why would he pull out his eye when he was alive?
To rule men and gods you need to have wisdom? what a lousy thought. Leaders of nation aren't supposed to have brains.
Hindu mythology - Donate
Kannapar: "Kan" literally means eye. Kannapar was born as Thinnan in a hunter family. He didnt know how to worship Lord Shiva - Lingam.
Idol worship has some rituals - wash the idol with water, turmeric, milk, mashed banana and honey and much more and then wash again and then decorate the idol with flowers and clothes and jewels while chanting slogans in sanskrit or archaic tamil chants.
Thinnan's way of worshipping included washing no bathing linga with spit. He would fill his mouth with water from river nearby and then spit on the idol and then throw flowers on the idol and he serve the idol flesh and raw meat from the prey he hunted.
He basically desecrated the sanctorum. Shiva loved it and accepted his devotion.
One day to test and prove his devotion to others, the eyes of lingam came alive and the hunter was all excited and danced in excitement and trance. Then one of the eyes from the lingam started to bleed and Thinnan couldnt do anything to stop it, so he used his arrow and pulled out his eyeball (slumdog spoon the eyes?) and placed it on the idol. Then the bleeding stopped. Later other eye started to bleed and this time, the hunter placed his foot on the other eye, and started to pull out his other eye.
He did so because he thought that after losing the second eye he maynt be able to find the eye in the idol and his foot marked the spot, Eye-stein hunter?
Then Shiva appeared before him and restored his eyes and made him Kannapa nayanar and gave him place in his abode Kailash - Nayanar/Nachiyar is kinda Duke/Duchess title with immortality in hindu mythology.
Moral of the story:
Morons donate their organs when they are alive and mega morons don't even after they are dead.