Definitions for odinˈoʊ dɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the principal god of pagan Scandinavia.
Origin of Odin:
< ON Ōthinn; c. OE Wōden, OS Woden, OHG Wuotan; cf. Woden
(Norse mythology) ruler of the Aesir; supreme god of war and poetry and knowledge and wisdom (for which he gave an eye) and husband of Frigg; identified with the Teutonic Wotan
The supreme god of the Germanic and Norse pantheons, the leader of the u00C6sir, after whom Wednesday is named. The god of war, death, poetry, and wisdom, Odin is husband to Frigga and father of Balder, Hod, Hermod, Thor, and Tyr. Also known as Allfather, One-eyed, the Terrible One, and Father of Battle.
The god of wisdom, magic, poetry, and war in the modern pagan faith of Heathenry.
Odin is a major god in Norse mythology and the ruler of Asgard. Homologous with the Old English "Wōden", the Old Saxon "Wôdan" and the Old High German "Wôtan", the name is descended from Proto-Germanic "*Wodanaz" or "*Wōđanaz". "Odin" is generally accepted as the modern English form of the name, although, in some cases, older forms may be used or preferred. His name is related to ōðr, meaning "fury, excitation," besides "mind," or "poetry." His role, like that of many of the Norse gods, is complex. Odin is a principal member of the Æsir and is associated with war, battle, victory and death, but also wisdom, Shamanism, magic, poetry, prophecy, and the hunt. Odin has many sons, the most famous of whom is Thor.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
or Wodin, the chief god of the ancient Scandinavians, combined in one the powers of Zeus and Ares among the Greeks, and was attended by two black ravens—Hugin, mind, and Munin, memory, the bearers of tidings between him and the people of his subject-world. His council chamber is in Asgard (q. v.), and he holds court with his warriors in Valhalla (q. v.). He is the source of all wisdom as well as all power, and is supposed by Carlyle to have been the deification of some one who incarnated in himself all the characteristic wisdom and valour of the Scandinavian race; Frigga was his wife, and Balder and Thor his sons. See Carlyle's "Heroes."
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