Odin (Norse Mythology) Odin is a major god in Norse mythology who has quite a respectable resume, being the god of war, death, deceit, poetry and wisdom – quite an eclectic mix! Odin endured self-inflicted hardships in order to attain his exalted position, including hanging himself on the “world tree” for nine days. He also fathered the thunder god, Thor (among other offspring), and was the architect of the Valhalla, the hall of those who died heroically in battle. Odin carries a magical spear, wears a self-reproducing ring, rides an eight-legged horse, is accompanied everywhere by two wolves and also has two ravens who fly around the world everyday bringing back news updates. Oh, and did we mention, he only has one eye, but sees just fine? Sounds like a fun guy! Among his saving graces is the belief that he was the early model for Santa Claus, when merged with the Christian St. Nicholas, and that his one many-legged steed morphed into the eight reindeer. Sounds good to us.
Odin Owns Ye All - a song by Einherjer
D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths (Ingri d'Aulaire & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire) - The Norse myths are some of the greatest stories of all time. Weird monsters, thoroughly human gods, elves and sprites and gnomes, with grim giants nursing ancient grudges lurking behind—the mysterious and entrancing world of Norse myth comes alive in these pages thanks to the spellbinding storytelling and spectacular pictures of the incomparable d'Aulairse. In this classic book, the art of the Caldecott Award—winning authors of d'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, a longtime favorite of children and parent, reaches one of its pinnacles. It offers a way into a world of fantasy and struggle and charm that has served as inspiration for Marvel Comics and the Lord of the Rings. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Odin (Shannon Eric Denton) - Short tales of Norse myths. Odin became the most powerful Norse god due to his immense knowledge. The myth of how he became the All-father of the Norse gods is retold in this brilliantly illustrated Norse myth. Recommended for ages 8-11.
Odin"s Light: The Zeke Proper Chronicles: Book One (Brad Cameron) - “Hold the stones high, let their light shine, and live!” Zeke and his little brother, Devon, are in a monsterous amount of trouble. The devious figure who is responsible for it all is Loki, the mischeveous trickster god of Norse myth and greatest enemy of the All Father, Odin. After being summoned by the ancient inhabitants of Alder Cove, Loki sends his daughter the Korrigan, a hideous monster who inhabits the cold, dark waters of the Stick River. Prosperity follows. But now, after many years of dark violence, Zeke and Devon stumble upon the Korrigan’s lair and its hidden secrets, unveiling a horrid past of deceit, black magic, and murder. Now, only Odin’s Light can save them. Recommended for ages 14+
RuneWarriors: Shield of Odin (James Jennewein & Tom S. Parker) - Dane is 100% Viking. He's courageous. Tough. But he has a big problem. He needs to choose a nickname. Dane the Dangerous? Dane the Despicable? He just can't decide. Even his best friends, Drott the Dim and Fulnir the Stinking, aren't any help. But when Dane witnesses his proud father shamed by the tyrant Thidrek the Terrifying, Dane's indignation earns him a moniker that sticks—Dane the Defiant. So defiant is Dane that when Thidrek kidnaps Dane's beloved Astrid in hopes of trading her for Thor's Hammer, the ancient, magical weapon of mass destruction, Dane goes after him like a bat out of Valhalla. Navigating treacherous seas, a nasty smiting by the gods, and a rather lonely frost giant, Dane and his rowdy band of Norsemen will stop at nothing to end Thidrek's terrifying reign and take their place among the greatest Viking heroes of all time. Recommended for ages 8-12.
The Children of Odin (Padraic Colum) - The Children of Odin: Nordic Gods and Heroes (1920) is a lyrical introduction to the myths and epic legends of the ancient Scandinavians. Fusing the disparate mythic accounts of his medieval sources, Irish-American poet Padraic Colum fashions a powerful tale of the divine adventures of gods and men, locked in an inexorable march of fate. Written in a style accessible to both children and adults, Colum's work offers a haunting and evocative portrait of the mythic world of the Viking Age. Recommended for ages young adult.
The Gift of Odin (Marion Quednau) - A young girl's undying devotion to her offbeat pet sets the stage for this madcap story. Tammy loves her pig. But not everyone thinks a Vietnamese pot-belly is such a great pet. "Give me one good reason to keep that pig!" Mom shouts when Odin eats her garden. Older sister Sonja agrees pigs aren't cool. Even Tammy's dad is losing his patience. With a family meeting looming, Tammy must make a case for keeping Odin. But Tammy and Odin seem doomed to trouble. Perhaps it is foolhardy to paint Odin's toenails. And maybe it's a poor plan to use Mom's best sofa cushions for a think-like-a-pig experiment. And, yes, it probably is a bad idea to drag an anxious Odin to school for Tammy's presentation in Miss Pickles' class. Then, disaster: Odin escapes. Tammy's heartbreak leads to skipping classes and wild searches around the city. When Odin finally turns up, Tammy's family realizes there is a place for a pig -- and a more responsible Tammy -- after all. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Thor: The Quest for Odin (Len Wein) - When Odin disappears from Asgard, it's up to Thor and the Warriors Three, Balder and Sif to find him! See Thor quest across the vastness of space, through alien worlds and upon the dreaded Doomsday Star! Plus: an unexpected battle between Thor and Odin, father vs. son! Featuring the villainy of the Stone-Men from Saturn and, of course, Loki-on the throne of Asgard itself! Recommended for ages 9-12.
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