- the ruler of the Aesir and god of war, poetry, knowledge, and wisdom; Wotan: the chief god.
Origin of Odin
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The player was being considered to go to college in Arizona and Odin was giving him a couple of tips.Aaron Hernandez: Inside the Murder Investigation Roiling the NFL
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He married a Playboy centerfold and had two sons, the humbly-named Thor and Odin.The Zillionaires Who Lost Everything
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Their principal god was Wodan, or Odin, god of the sun and the tempest.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
Under it is the fountain Mimir, spring of wisdom, from which Odin drinks daily.
Odin is in the Eddas the founder of the world as now constituted.
Baldur, the son of Odin and Frigga, is the best and brightest of the gods.
To this they set fire, just as Odin flew over the battlements.Told by the Northmen:
E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
- Norse myth the supreme creator god; the divinity of wisdom, culture, war, and the deadGermanic counterpart: Wotan, Woden
Word Origin and History for odin
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.