The god of wisdom, war, art, culture, and the dead, and the supreme deity and creator of the cosmos and humans.
[Old Norse Ōdhinn; see wet-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
(click for a larger image)Odin
from a 1760 Icelandic illuminated manuscript by Ólafur Brynjúlfsson
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