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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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Sebastian Collen looks closely at the role and function of the god Heimdallr, revealed through his philological analysis of the poem Hyndluljod, and Terry Gunnell considers the relative importance of Odinn and Porr in pre-Christian Iceland, warning against accepting Snorri's idea of a unified Old Nordic religion, and pointing out that beliefs and practices doubtless varied by area, class, society, and time.
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