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All-Father, Atum-Re, Farma-god, Hanga-god, Hapta-god, Harbard, Infinity, One-Eye, Orrin, Sigtyr, Val-Father, Wad, Woden, Wotan, Wulf the Wanderer
Believed fictional by general Earth populace
Place of Birth
Journey Into Mystery #85 (1962)
Journey Into Mystery #97 (1962); Thor Annual #5 (1976); Thor #294 (1980); Thor Annual #11 (1983); Thor #349 (1984)
White, formerly blond
Like all other Asgardians, Odin was extremely long lived and aged at a much slower pace than humans, but was not immortal in the same sense as some other races of gods who ceased to age upon reaching adulthood. Odin was highly resistant to physical injury and he couldn't die under conventional circumstances. It would take an injury that resulted in a spreading of a significant portion of his bodily molecules over a great distance, thus preventing the mystical lifeforce common to all Asgardians from regenerating areas essential to his survival, to cause him to physically die. The tissues of Odin's body; his flesh, bone, and muscle possessed about three times the density of the tissue of a human body. This helped to contribute to Odin's superhuman strength and weight. Odin's advanced musculature generated considerably less lactic acids than the musculature of human beings, granting him superhuman levels of stamina in all physical activities.Odin possessed vast energy manipulating abilities called the Odinforce and could manipulate tremendous amounts of mystical energies for a variety of purposes, only some of which were seen. Odin could temporarily increase his own superhuman physical attributes, fire powerful bursts of energy for destructive purposes, teleportation between dimensions, grant living beings or inanimate objects a variety of superhuman abilities, control the lifeforce of other Asgardians, etc. He was periodically required to enter week-long Odinsleep to preserve his immortality and renew his godly energies.
Odin Borson is the second king of Asgard and arguably the most powerful being in existence. He is a very strict paternal figure to all of the gods, especially his favored son Thor. Odin and his two brothers planted the world tree, Yggdrasill on Earth to protect its soon to be inhabitants. He then sent his son Thor to the land of Dwarves to create the first mortals, Aske & Embla, from and Alder and Ash tree. After slaying the giant king Laufey he adopted the now orphaned Loki. Odin is prone to be more concerned in proving a point than his son's life, often making him an antagonist.