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In the show Gundam Wing, there is a character called Odin Lowe who raised Heero Yuy when he was a child. But in the Gundam Wing translation, it says that Odin means one in Russian.
-- Chandra Sri  5/13/2005
One in Russian is "один," which is indeed "Odin" when written in this alphabet.
-- Anonymous User  5/5/2007
He is Oden in Swedish. [noted -ed]
-- Anonymous User  12/13/2005
"Odin's day" is the middle of the American work week.
-- Atarah Derek  9/10/2007
This name derives form the Slavic word for one (eden/odin). As highest ranking god he is "The One [and only]" supreme god.
-- mssdm  4/28/2008
I like this name a lot. The mythology behind this is really interesting. I wouldn't ever name my child Odin however because when I was little I had a dog named Odin. So it isn't something that I would use. But I still like it.
-- lokie4811  8/30/2008
I actually know a man with this name.
-- Kosta  1/20/2009
Claudia Black has a son named Odin.
-- MaggieSimpson  7/24/2009
The word Odin is also the Russian word for the number 1. In Russian it is written as Один
-- RLLBcheese  1/26/2010
The Russian number (unrelated, of course) is pronounced "ah-DYEEN."
-- Kosta  6/16/2010
The meaning of "rage, frenzy" seems to connect Odin to the Berserker warriors who fought in an uncontrollable trance-like fury.

Odin was connected to the Roman god Mercury by Roman writers such as Tacitus.

He also has significant parallels with the Celtic god Lugus.

The Christianisation of Scandinavia was slow, and stories of and even belief in Odin persisted in popular folklore at least until the 19th century.

According to folklore, he is the leader of The Wild Hunt - an ancient European folk myth of phantasmal hunters in mad pursuit across the sky or just above the ground.

Santa Claus is largely based on Odin, merged with the Christian legends of St Nicholas, bishop of Myra. Odin was long connected with the winter solstice celebration of Yule, which later merged with Christmas.

Odin is a great name, very strong and masculine, with great mythic resonance.
-- keepitreal  1/16/2011

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