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Your Field Guide to Spotting Odin

Odin is an easy god to spot. Why? Because he only has one eye. That's not to say he's a Cyclops, just that he gave up one of his eyes in exchange for the gift of wisdom. When he's not in Asgard, he enjoys wandering Middle-Earth dressed up like the wizard Gandalf.

Physical Description

Sex: Male
Age: 60s
Build: Muscular
Complexion: Pale
Hair color: White
Facial hair: A full, white beard
Scars/marks/tattoos: Missing one eye
Jewelry and accessories: When wandering Middle-Earth, Odin wears a wide-brimmed hat and carries a walking stick. He also owns a magical gold ring, called Draupnir.
Clothing: Long robes
Armor: When in battle, Odin often wears a helmet and carries a shield
Type of weapon: Sword

Typical Companions

  • Sleipnir, his eight-legged horse
  • The ravens of thought and memory on his shoulders
  • His two wolves on either side
  • Frigga, his wife
  • Freyja, his lover
  • The Valkyrie
  • Viking warriors

Other Notes

Known hangouts: When Odin isn't wandering through Middle-Earth, look for him in his hall, Valhalla, where he hosts the spirits of the bravest fallen warriors from Middle-Earth. You also might find him in his silver hall, Valaskialf, where he can see everything that goes on in the world. Otherwise, walk over to Yggdrassil, a sacred ash tree, to see if he's hanging out there.

Escape vehicle: His eight-legged horse, Sleipnir

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