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Who is the god Odin?

  • Odin is the principal God of the Norse Mythology, under the name of Wotan, and of the neopagan religion Ásatrú or Odinism.
  • The etymology of his name means "fury", alongside "spirit" and "poetry", he is a polymorphous god.


What is the power of Odin?

Its role, as for most Gods, is complex, given that its functions are multiple.

  • He is the leader as well as the most important member of the Ases.
  • King of Asgard and master of the nine worlds he created.
  • Odin is a powerful and very wise god, he has all the knowledge of the universe.

Where did odin live?


Odin's place of residence is the palace of Valaskjálf, located in Ásgard, where from his throne, called Hlidskjalf, he can observe the nine worlds, as well as the earth (Midgard), this gives him a function of omniscient god.

What is odin's weapon ? And what is the name of odin's spear ?

He owns several fabulous objects, his Gungnir spear - which cannot be stopped during his throw, which never misses its target, and which returns to the hand of the god.

His ring Draupnir - an inexhaustible source of wealth, because every nine nights he took out another eight identical rings.



Then his faithful eight-legged horse named Sleipnir - able to run on land, fly in the sky, and walk on water.

who is odin's wife?

The God Odin has as his wife the Goddess Frigg

who is the son of odin?

Odin has many children including the Gods Thor, Balder, Hermöd, and Höder.

He is the father of the great Brünnhilde of Valkyrie.


Odin, The Vikings God

Odin has many names, in all Odin has a thousand names and nicknames, the best known are, the father of everything, the father of everything, the father of Yule, the very high, the god with the grey beard, the one-eyed, Woden, Wodan, Wotan, etc.. The God Odin is represented as an old, bearded and one-eyed man, often on his horse Sleipnir with his lance Gungnir. He is with his two crows Hugin and Munin, who tell him in his ear what they saw during the day, and his two wolves Geri and Freki, who remain at his feet.

What God is Odin?

  • Odin is a very complex god his functions are so great that it is simpler to say that he is the god of all things

The functions which return most often are those of knowledge, knowledge, war, death, poetry, lineage, power, and magic. Moreover, it welcomes half of the souls of the fallen warriors who are taken by the Valkyries, warrior servants under the orders of the God Odin, their queen the Goddess Freyja, and the daughter of Odin, the most powerful of the Valkyries, the great Brünnhilde wife of the hero Siegfried. He organizes in Valhalla, the forgiveness Asatruar, Germanic, and Nordic, a powerful army for the final battle of Ragnarök, which will see the victory of the Gods over the forces of chaos, and the renewal of everything.


Odin, The main god

He is also the god of the natural, cosmic, and universal order, it is he who, with his omnipotence, obliges a union and inter-aid between all the Gods. Odin really only acts in the most extreme cases, otherwise he lets the other Gods do the work for him. However Odin likes to choose his champions in the wars of mortals, he then becomes the god of victory. Wise, courageous and generous, Odin gives victory to the army he wishes victorious, by whatever means, combat value, luck, cunning, or deceit. But he is also very feared by both mortals and gods, for he has dark features and can be deceitful, cruel, and severe. Odin appeared even before the universe, he made war with the giants and with the body of the most powerful of them: Ymir, he made Midgard, as well as the nine worlds. Then he gave birth to the first human couple, Ask and Embla, as well as other peoples (Elves and Dwarves).

Odin created Time and the order of the stars.

Together with the gods Frey and Thor, he is a member of the German-Nordic divine triad. He made war with the Vanes Gods, which ended in peace between the two groups. In the poem Völuspá, a Völva proves to the God Odin that she has great powers of knowledge and reveals to the God several events of the past and the future that only he knows.


The testimonies of his cult,

both contemporary and ancient, are proved by archaeology and popular culture. The importance of the God Odin among the Germans is reflected in his many representations on engravings, rock, wood, objects, weapons, runic stones, and statuette. Odin is also known to the former Christian faithful, probably converted former pagans, as he is found on the Thorwald cross and the Ledberg stone, both in England and Christian works. With the fall of ancient paganism, Odin did not disappear, however, he was very often confused with the Archangel Michael, very famous in the Holy Roman Empire of the Germanic nation, where he shared characteristics. The Michael Archangel not only came to replace the cult of the God Odin among the Germans, he became a Germanic Christian Odin, to such an extent that some accept the idea that in Germany and in the German-Nordic countries, the God Odin and the Michael Archangel, are one and the same being. At the time of German Romanticism and the rediscovery of the "German" religion, Odin often appeared in the arts, but also in music, literature, and opera.

This reappearance of ancient mythology and belief in culture was at the origin of the first neopagan community on the faith of the ancient Germans in 1870, where for the first faith, the word Ásatrú designates this neopagan belief. But it was banned after 1945, by the strong use and popularization of the Ásatrú by the Nazi party and the nasional-socialist ideology. It was not until 1972, in Iceland and Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson.

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