Odin is the chief of the Nordic Gods, the pantheon worshipped by the Vikings and their relative cultures from across Europe. A spear-wielding, one-eyed, white-bearded warrior-sage, Odin is a grim deity who seeks to protect his people against the coming of Ragnarok, and is willing to do anything to make that happen.
As a Viking God, he appeared in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, then again in the Deities & Demigods supplement to Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition, and most recently returned to the D&D fold with Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition.
Historical Fantasy Odin
|Alignment||2E/3E: Chaotic Good
5E: Neutral Good
|Divine Rank||Greater God|
|Portfolio||Knowledge, Magic, Poetry, War, Wisdom|
|Domains||3E: Air, Knowledge, Magic, Travel, Trickery, War
5E: Knowledge, War
|Home Plane||Asgard (Ysgard)|
|Worshippers||Bards, fighters, sorcerers, wizards, philosophers, sages, nobility, gnomes|
|Favoured Weapon||Gungnir (Shortspear)|
Due to its existence only ever being discussed in one article in Dragon Magazine, it's unclear how Odin gets on with his Anglo-Saxon counterpart, Woden. In real life history, it's assumed that Odin developed from Woden in the northern Germanic regions, and even the article mentions that Odin somehow "evolved from" Woden. However, the two are sufficiently different - for example, Odin is a Greater God and the leader of the Norse pantheon, whilst Woden is a Lesser God who is generally disliked by the entirety of his pantheon for being a creepy self-serving bastard - that they can't really be mistaken for each other on the Outer Planes.
|Silhouette of two ravens whispering in a man's ears|
|Divine Rank||Hierarch Immortal|
|Portfolio||Knowledge, Wisdom, Authority, Sky, Storms|
|Domains||Thought, Good, Air, Knowledge, Nobility, Storm|
In Mystara, Odin, also known as Wotan, Taranos, and Viuden, is the principal Immortal of the Northern Reaches, and the most powerful Immortal of the sphere of thought.
Like all the other really old Immortals, Odin doesn't remember anything about his old life, believing they were stripped from him during his ascension. He's largely spent much of his time since then travelling the Multiverse, observeing other sentient beings and learning how their minds work. He also has been the patron of many other Immortals, such as Halav, Frey, and Freyja, and stole Hel's trick of reincarnating others into the children of nobles and rulers.
Odin appears as an old, bearded man, dressed in all gray clothing and leaning on a staff, in reality his spear, and an eyepatch over one of his eyes. He's always accompanied by his two ravens, who are always near him.
Odin teaches others to seek wisdom, but to avoid being made cold and distant by it, and use their intelligence to enjoy existance. He also tells rulers to rule wisely and enjoy life. His main allies are the Immortals Frey, Freyja, and Thor, also Immortals of the Northern Reaches, whilst Loki and Hel are his principal enemies.