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'Odin is considered the chief god in Norse mythology, like the Anglo-Saxon Woden it is descended from Proto-Germanic Wōđinaz.

His name means "mind", "excitation," "fury" or "poetry," and his role, like many of the Norse pantheon, is complex: he is a god of wisdom, war, battle and death. He is also attested as being a god of magic, poetry, prophecy, victory and the hunt.



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