Study Guide

Odin Sightings

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Dec 20, 2019

Song of Myself

Odin is name-checked, along with a bunch of gods from other cultures, in Walt Whitman's Song of Myself.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

The character of Gandalf in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings was inspired by Odin in his Wanderer guise. J.R.R. Tolkien described the character as an "Odinic wanderer" (source: J.R.R. Tolkien, Letters, no. 107).

Dec 20, 1962

Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics adds Odin to the Marvel universe. He shows up in the Thor and Journey Into Mystery series. He makes a great superhero.

Dec 20, 1989 - Dec 20, 1994

The Sandman

Neil Gaiman's Sandman graphic novels include plenty of Norse-inspired characters, including Odin, who mostly wears his wanderer disguise.

Dec 20, 2019

American Gods

In the novel American Gods, by Neil Gaiman, Odin appears as a character called Mr. Wednesday (Wednesday is Odin's special day).

Dec 20, 2019


Odin shows up as an angry dad in the movie Thor. He's cast his son, Thor, out of Asgard for misbehaving.

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