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n. Norse Mythology
The god of wisdom, war, art, culture, and the dead, and the supreme deity and creator of the cosmos and humans.

[Old Norse Ōdhinn; see wet- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈəʊdɪn) or


(Norse Myth & Legend) Norse myth the supreme creator god; the divinity of wisdom, culture, war, and the dead. Germanic counterpart: Wotan or Woden
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(ˈoʊ dɪn)

the principal god of pagan Scandinavia.
[< Old Norse Ōthinn; c. Old English Wōden, Old Saxon Woden, Old High German Wuotan; compare Woden]
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Noun1.Odin - (Norse mythology) ruler of the AesirOdin - (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
Norse mythology - the mythology of Scandinavia (shared in part by Britain and Germany) until the establishment of Christianity
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``May the fiend fly away with me, and leave me in Ifrin with the souls of Odin and of Thor!'' answered Cedric impatiently, and would probably have proceeded in the same tone of total departure from his spiritual character, when the colloquy was interrupted by the harsh voice of Urfried, the old crone of the turret.
"By the bones of the Daemon Odin," said he, "thou art the boldest-spoken man that ever I have seen in all my life.
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The Iago character, Hugo (Josh Hartnett), is bitterly envious of Odin's position on the court and in his father's affection.
Mr Wakeman said, 'It was very windy and Odin, who is quite a young bird, sought shelter in the tree and got stuck in the branches.
With the arrival of Odin in Southern Northland (clearly Denmark), all hell literally breaks loose, as rival religious fanatics and factions claim him as their own special prophet, seer, leader, even as Jesus Christ, and disputes over possession of both Odin and the island -- fairly well hidden behind sheer rock cliffs and precipices in the strait and in forgotten obscure historical records -- lead Southern Northland and its neighbor to the north and east, Northern Northland (Sweden), to the brink of war.
Odin could traverse great distances on his sleek, eight-legged horse Sleipnir.
In the Christian era, the raven -- once venerated as Odin's sacred bird of wisdom -- has been sadly downsized to the status of an outcast, as shown by the German expressions "Rabenmutter" (a cruel, heartless mother) and "Rabenvater" (cruel father).
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