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O·din

 (ō′dĭn)
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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Odin

(ˈəʊdɪn) or

Othin

n
(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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O•din

(ˈoʊ dɪn)

n.
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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It has, moreover, been suggested that Kings Aelle of the Northumbrians and Edmund of the East Anglians were sacrificed by Ivarr to Othinn (the Scandinavian Woden) in a particularly gruesome way: the "blood-eagle" involved ripping a victim's lungs out of the rib-cage, and draping them across the shoulders like an eagle's folded wings.
Odin (Old Norse Othinn) is the Scandinavian representative of a common Germanic deity (Old English Woden, Old High German Wuotan) whose exact nature and role are difficult to determine because of the complex picture of him given by the wealth of iconographical and literary sources.