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Odin,

Norse god: see WodenWoden
, Norse Odin
, in Germanic religion and mythology, the supreme god. His cult, although widespread among the Germanic tribes, was sometimes subordinated to that of his son Thor.
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Odin

 

the supreme god in Scandinavian mythology. Odin is endowed with the traits of a mighty shaman and sage. He is the god of war and discord and the master of Valhalla; the Valkyries are under his command. Odin corresponds to Woden (Wotan) of the ancient Germans on the continent.

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Odin

god of farming. [Norse Myth.: Benét, 728]
See: Farming

Odin

god who presided over feasts of slain warriors. [Norse Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 774]
See: War

Odin

god; drank from fountain, became all-knowing. [Norse Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 774]
See: Wisdom
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Odin

, Othin
Norse myth the supreme creator god; the divinity of wisdom, culture, war, and the dead
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Odin

(1) ROM flashing software for Samsung Android devices. Odin allows users to install regular and custom versions of the Android operating system. See Android ROM.

(2) An open source emulator that runs 32-bit Windows applications in OS/2. The Odin project came from Germany, hence, the name Odin, which means "chief god" in Norse and Teutonic mythology. For more information, visit http://en.os2.org/projects/odin.
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