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Odin, the Scandinavian name for the deity known among Teutonic races as Woden or Wotan. The son of Bestla and Bor, the husband of Freya or Frigga, and the father of Thor and Baldur, he typifies manly virtues, such as courage and wisdom, but not without a mixture of craft. He is often described as one-eyed, riding on an eight-legged horse (Sleipnir). Though supreme among the gods, he is not immortal, and when the AEsir (and, with them, the world) are destroyed, he will perish under the fangs of Fenrir, the wolf, the offspring of Asa-Loki.