Odin was called by more than 200 different names revealing his many roles.

Among others, he was known as Yggr (terror), Sigfodr (father of Victory) and Alfodr (All Father).

When he went out to battle he rode an eight legged horse named Sleipnir.

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Odin decreed that every creature in heaven and on earth must swear an oath to never harm Baldur.

Queen Frigg personally oversaw the administration of the oaths.

In the sir home world its root taps the sacred wellspring of fate, the Well of Urr, attended by the three Norn sisters, who live near it. On one occasion, he hanged himself to a tree, on another he fasted for 40 days and nights and one other he gave his right eye to the guardian Mimir to drink from a horn filled from the well in hopes of gaining cosmic (crusher ) was as destructive as the thunderbolts of Zeus in punishing wrongdoers.

Yggdrasill is revitalized each day as they nourish it with special waters and smear it with clay from the spring to preserve it. It was the most potent weapon against the Frost Giants, Fire Trolls and other enemies.

His Old High German name was "Wtan", in Old English "W┼Źden", and Old Anglo Saxon"Wdan" Wednesday (Woden's day) was named for him.

He was called "The wanderer" because he loved to travel the nine worlds disguised as an ordinary man but was also known for shape shifting into animal forms.

He was often accompanied by two wolves Geri and Freki (Old Norse: "the ravenous" and "greedy one") These Wolf-warriors, were not mere animals but mythical beings: as Odin's loyal allies they bodied forth his might.

Beneath the roots of Yggdrasill in Jotunheim, the world of the frost giants is the spring of Mimir, whose mystic waters impart wisdom and understanding. Odin, the king of the sir-gods quest for wisdom was never-ending, and he was willing to pay any price for revelation concerning lifes mysteries and to discover the runes .

He was apparently more widely worshipped than any other god by the ancient Norsemen.

The evolution of the popular Thor Mythology continues to this day in comic books, video games, and motion pictures.

The molten region called Muspel, or Muspelheim, dwelling place of the Fire Giants and their king the powerful giant Surtur.