The player was being considered to go to college in Arizona and Odin was giving him a couple of tips.
Now Odin was heavy with the mead he had drunk, and his head was dizzy, so that he did not always fly along the straightest path.
All unknown to Loki he stood in the shadow of Odin's seat, listening to what was being said.
Then said Odin, laughing, "We will let you choose a husband from amongst us, but you must choose him by his feet."
"We know why you have come into Asgard from out of Svartheim," Odin said.
Now would he come, if he to come intended, Sigmund's son, from Odin's halls.
"He will ask thy right eye as a price, O Odin," said Vafthrudner.
I have called down my fate upon my own head when I dared to enter on a strife of knowledge with Odin.
He filled up a great horn with water from the well and gave it to Odin.
From many details in this superstition, Mannhardt clearly identifies Frederic and his companions with Odin and his wild host.
chief Teutonic god, the All-Father, a 19c. revival in reference to Scandinavian neo-paganism, from Danish, from Old Norse Oðinn, from Proto-Germanic *Wod-enaz- (source of Old English Woden, Old High German Wuotan), probably from *wod-eno-/*wod-ono- "raging, mad, inspired," from root *wet- "to blow, inspire, spiritually arouse" (see wood (adj.)).
In Norse mythology, the solemn ruler of the gods. He was god of wisdom, poetry, farming, and war.
Note: Wednesday is named after Odin, using a form of his name that begins with W.