Name: Odin

Origin and Meaning of the Name Odin

  • Meaning:
    Inspiration, frenzy
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (O din)
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    Itself (Odin)
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    English speaking countries
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    Odin (Old Norse inn) is considered the chief god in Norse mythology and Norse paganism. Like the Anglo-Saxon Woden it is decended from Proto-Germanic *Wōdinaz or *Wōđanaz.

    His name is related to r, meaning "excitation," "fury" or "poetry," and his role, like many of the Norse pantheon, is complex. He rides an eight-legged horse fathered by Loki and stands as the god of wisdom, poetry, prophecy and magic. He is also associated with war, battle, death, victory and the hunt.

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