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Odin is the Norse god of wisdom, death, and the runic alphabet. He is also known as Woden in English and Wuotan in German.
Old Norse texts portray Odin as one-eyed and long-bearded, frequently wielding a spear named Gungnir and wearing a cloak and a broad hat. He often rides a flying, eight-legged steed Sleipnir and is often accompanied by the two ravens Huginn and Muninn ("thought" and "memory") who bring him information from all over Midgard (Earth).
Odin also rules over Valhalla ("Hall of the Slain") in Asgard (the world of the gods), which is a hall to which fallen warriors go after they die.
"The Great World History Book"