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Divination & Character Analysis
Powers: wisdom, occult knowledge and power, war, invisibility, guile, curses, revenge and healing.
Description: Odin or Odhinn is the Scandinavian "Father of the Gods," as well as the God of death, poetry, wisdom, magick and war. His parents are the primordial pair of giants, Bor and Bestla. With his brothers, Ve and Vili; he created heaven, earth, and the twelve realms from the slain body of the primeval being Ymir. In Scandinavian mythology, they also created the first human beings, Ask and Embla. Odin is the father of Balder, Hod, and Hermod, (by Frigg), and Thor (by the Goddess Jord). Odin hung for nine days, on the world tree Yggdrasil; speared by his own spear, ("Gungnir"), and where he learned nine songs, and eighteen runes. Odin is represented as having one eye. (He traded his other for a drink from the Well of Wisdom, which is how he gained incredible knowledge.) Odin's magickal items are his spear "Gungnir," a wand and an arm-ring. Odin is invoked for wisdom, occult knowledge and power, war, invisibility, guile, curses, revenge and healing.