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Odin is the chief deity in Norse mythology and also the king of the divine tribe of Aesir. He is the God of war, possessing the ability to determine victories in battles, and also the god of wisdom. Additionally, he is closely associated with poetry, magic, and prophecy. The Valknut (Slain warrior’s knot) comprising three interlocked triangles, is the symbol of Odin.
Referred to as the “Allfather”, Odin is seen as a creative deity in Norse mythology. He and his two brothers, Vili and Ve, defeated Ymir, the first deity and a giant. From Ymir’s body, Odin created a new world.
Odin’s wife is the goddess Frigg, the queen of the gods. They had two sons: the radiant and noble god Balder, and the blind god Höðr. Odin has many sons, the most famous of whom are Thor (with Jörð) and Balder (with Frigg).
Odin is often depicted as a one-eyed man with a long beard, holding a spear named Gungnir or appearing in disguise with a cloak and a wide-brimmed hat. He is accompanied by his familiar animals, the wolves Geri and Freki and the ravens Huginn and Muninn, while Odin rides his eight-legged warhorse, Sleipnir, soaring across the sky and the underworld.