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This article is about the god in Age of Mythology. For the god in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Odin (Age of Empires: Mythologies).
Major God Tech Tree Strategy
Odin
OdinPortrait
Availability
Introduced in Age of Mythology
Culture Norse
Grants
God Power GreatHuntIcon Great Hunt
Technology LoneWanderer Lone Wanderer
Minor Gods
Classical Age FreyjaIcon Freyja
HeimdallIcon Heimdall
Heroic Age SkadiIcon Skadi
NjordIcon Njord
Mythic Age BaldrIcon Baldr
TyrIcon Tyr
Uniques
Myth Unit RavenIcon Raven
Bonuses
  • Hunters gather 20% faster*
  • Gains two Raven scouts on advancing to the Classical Age. The ravens reappear if killed.
  • Human soldiers constantly regenerate hit points, at 0.8 HP/s when idle (slower when active.)
  • Huskarls, Portable Rams and Ballistae +20% hit points.
  • Jarls +10% hit points.
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Focus Hill Fort Units

Odin is a Norse Archaic Age major god.

AttributesEdit

God Power Edit

  • GreatHuntIcon Great Hunt: Increases the number of animals in the target area.

Technology Edit

Unique Unit Edit

  • RavenIcon Raven: Flying scout unit that has no attack. Two appear for free above the player's Temple at the start of the Classical Age. In the HD version, the ravens appear the moment a Temple is built. The ravens reappear if killed.

Bonuses Edit

  • Hunters gather 20% faster. *
  • Gains two Raven scouts (Huginn and Muninn) on advancing to the Classical Age. The ravens reappear if killed.
  • Human soldiers constantly regenerate hit points, at 0.8 HP/s when idle (slower when active.)
  • Huskarls, Portable Rams and Ballistae +20% hit points.
  • Jarls +10% hit points.

Mythology Edit

The oldest and chief of the Norse gods, Odin had risen to prominence in the pantheon because of his love of battle. This made him popular with the Vikings when they began raiding out of Scandinavia. To his great fortress hall Valhalla he gathered those slain in battle. Called the einherjar (glorious dead), these warriors were preserved by Odin to supplement the gods in their final battle against the giants at Ragnarok.

Odin was not a warrior himself, but inspired warriors into going berserk in battle, feeling and fearing nothing. Sacrificial hangings were part of the worship of Odin, and suicide by hanging was thought to be a shortcut to Valhalla. Odin was held in high regard by jarls and other Norse nobility, while the common people feared Odin and worshipped Thor. Odin was also the god of wisdom. He had thrown one of his eyes into Mimir’s well in trade for a drink of wisdom. He hung himself from the cosmic tree, Yggdrasil, to learn the knowledge of the dead, and then was revived by magic. He was kept informed about events elsewhere by his two ravens that scouted the world and reported back. Odin was to be killed during Ragnarok by Fenrir, the wolf spawned by Loki. Worship of Odin diminished as the Vikings gave up raiding for more peaceful pursuits. The Anglo-Saxons gave his name (Woden) to the fourth day of their week, Wednesday.

"Odin gives whatever meat is set before him on the table to his two wolves, Geri and Freki, for he himself requires no food. For Him, mead is both meat and drink."

-- Glyfaginning 39

Trivia Edit

  • Odin was originally going to have an additional bonus that enabled cavalry to produce gold when attacking buildings.
    • The Age of Mythology guidebook incorrectly attributes this to Thor.
    • According to Greg Street on Age of Mythology Heaven, this was changed as it was "not very noticeable".

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