Odin

Pantheon: Aesir | Norse

Odin is the chief god of the Aesir. Odin’s primary role is as a god of war, but he is also associated with wisdom, healing, and magic.

In Norse mythology, Odin is known for his ability to give people knowledge and insight. He is often associated with wisdom, intelligence, and creativity. Odin is also known for his ability to see into the future. He is said to have two ravens, Huginn and Muninn, who fly around the world and bring him information. Odin is credited with bringing us knowledge of the runic alphabet, which was used for writing and divination. He is often called upon in times of need, and he is known for his compassion and generosity, but also as the bringer of death. He is often shown as willing to give up his own life to further his own goals.

These are food offerings based on this Deity's preferences according to existing mythology.

  • Good quality alcohol
    • Mead
    • Wine
    • Whiskey and other hard liquor
  • For his Wolves (Odin rarely eats)
    • Smoked salmon
    • Red meat
These are some general offerings and symbolic associations with this Deity.

  • Herbs
    • Pipe with tobacco
    • Ash
    • Elm
  • Symbols
    • Spear
    • Wolves
    • Ravens
    • Valknut
    • Blood
    • “9”
  • Runes
Ways to praise or honor this deity in daily life.

  • Be kind and hospitable to Travelers
  • Honor Veterans and those fallen in battle
  • Value Knowledge and Wisdom
  • Respect Wolves and Ravens
  • Sigurblot – Blot for Victory
Some of these names are directly associated with this deity, some are more loosely associated.

  • Yggr: This name means “Terrible One” or “Awesome One” and was used as a title for Odin.
  • Valföðr: This name means “Father of the Slain” and refers to Odin’s role as the god who receives the souls of those who die in battle.
  • Hár: This name means “High One” or “Mighty One” and was used as a title for Odin.
  • Jálg: This name means “Stalker” and refers to Odin’s role as a hunter of lost souls.
  • Grímnir: This name means “Masked One” or “Hooded One” and refers to Odin’s role as a god of magic and wisdom.
  • Óðinn: This is the original Old Norse form of the name Odin.
  • Gagnráðr: This name means “Trickster” and refers to Odin’s role as a god of deception and cunning.
  • Víðarr: This name means “Wide-Ruling” or “All-Knowing” and refers to Odin’s role as the ruler of the gods.
  • Óðr: This name means “Mind” or “Wit” and refers to Odin’s role as a god of poetry and wisdom.
  • Baleygr: This name means “Flashing-Eyed” and refers to Odin’s keen vision and perception.
  • Hroptr: This name means “One Who Hides” and refers to Odin’s role as a god of secrecy and mystery.
  • Hangatyr: This name means “God of the Hanged” and refers to Odin’s self-sacrifice, in which he hung himself from the world tree Yggdrasil for nine days and nine nights in order to gain the knowledge and power of the runes.