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Odin from Jumbo Comics #139

Real Name

Odin, Wodan, Wotan, Alfodr, Yggr, Sigfodr, Bölverkr, etc.

First Appearance

Norse Myth


Odin (also called by over 200 other names) was the ruler of Asgard and Norse god of war, battle, victory and death, wisdom, Shamanism, magic, poetry, prophecy, and the hunt.

He was husband of Frigga, the Viking goddess of beauty, love, and marriage. However, Odin was known to father children with other goddesses and giantesses. The most famous of Odin's sons are Thor, Baldr, Tyr, and Heimdall. During Ragnarok, Odin was destined to be killed by the great wolf Fenrir.

Sons of Odin

Below are figures from Norse myth that are considered sons of Odin. In some cases such as Tyr, Hod, and Bragi there are conflicting stories of who their fathers are.

  • Thor
  • Heimdall
  • Bragi
  • Tyr
  • Höd
  • Hermód
  • Baldr
  • Meili
  • Víðarr
  • Nepr
  • Váli
  • Áli
  • Þórr
  • Hildólfr
  • Hermóðr
  • Sigi
  • Skjöldr
  • Yngvi-Freyr
  • Ítreksjóð
  • Heimdallr
  • Sæmingr
  • Höðr

Golden Age Appearances

  • Jumbo Comics #139
  • Treasure Chest of Fun & Facts #138
  • A Treasury of Horses


  • While the original Odin is in the public domain the modern versions used by Marvel, DC, Image, and etc. are NOT in the public domain.

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