25+ Odin Quotes From The Norse God

Oluwatosin Michael
Jan 29, 2024 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on Mar 24, 2021
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Odin, Norse mythology traces say, is the God of poetry and magic.

Odin Borson is the full name of the King of Asgard who is also known as the protector of the Nine Realms. He is also considered the great magician in mythology.

It is said that Odin gave one of his eyes in exchange for wisdom and knowledge. He is called the 'Allfather', for he was the father to many of the Aesir, i.e. the race of Lords which included his sons, Thor and Balder, as well as Loki. Today every Marvel universe fan knows Thor and Loki as his sons. One of the quotes that Odin says about his journey is, "As the nine worlds converged above him, Malekith could, at last, unleash the Aether... With the battle all but lost, Malekith sacrificed his own people in a desperate attempt to lay waste to Asgard's army." He was considered as an inspiration and Thor's quote about him mentions, "When I'm king, I'll hunt the monsters down and slay them all, just as you did, father".

Check the list below for quotes about Odin, dark quotes, Viking quotes, Odin quotes 'Havamal', and 'Havamal' quotes. To read more out-of-the-world quotes check Norse quotes and Havamal quotes.

Popular Quotes About Odin

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Here is a list of quotes related to Odin and his powerful journey without both eyes in his own words.

1. "You cannot even defend your friends! How can you hope to protect the kingdom?"

- Odin, 'Thor', 2011.

2. "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he is worthy, shall possess the power of Thor!"

- Odin, 'Thor', 2011.

3. "Thor: How many Asgardian lives must we sacrifice?"

Odin: As many as is needed! Till the last Asgardian falls, till the last drop of blood is shed!"

Thor: What makes you so different from Malekith, then?"

Odin: The difference, my son, is that I will win."

- 'The Dark World', 2013.

4. "I have sacrificed much to achieve peace. So too must a new generation sacrifice to maintain that peace. Responsibility! Duty! Honour! These are not mere virtues to which we must aspire! They are essential to every soldier, to every king!"

- Odin, 'Thor', 2011.

5. "I am the unknown Will, the anger that threatens glory and ruin: Lord of Storms am I, in heaven high and caverns deep."

- Odin.

6. "Asgard is not a place, it's a people. And its people need your help."

- Odin, 'Thor: Ragnarok', 2017.

7. "A wise king never seeks out war. But he must always be ready for it."

- Odin, 'Thor', 2011.

8. "In the unlikely event of my death, you will hold my vigil. And in return, I shall make sure that your needs are adequately taken care of."

- Odin.

Inspiring Quotes About Odin And God

These Odin's quotes tell why he is called the Allfather and is relevant for everyone.

9. "From around the cold and darkness came the Frost Giants, threatening to plunge the mortal world into a new ice age."

- Odin, 'Thor', 2011.

10. "I'm called Grim, Raider, and Third. I am One-Eyed. I am also called Highest, and True-Guesser. I am Grimnir, and I am the Hooded One. I am Allfather, Gondlir Wand-Bearer. I have as many names as there are winds, as many titles as there are ways to die."

- Odin.

11. "Some worlds, a man believed to be home to their gods. Others, they knew to fear."

- Odin, 'Thor', 2011.

12. "We are not gods! We're born, we live, we die, just as humans do."

- Odin, 'Thor: The Dark World', 2013.

13. "Even for my kind, the pain still hurts. If you move and act in the material world, then the material world acts on you."

- Odin.

14. "I now take from you your power! In the name of my father and his father before, I, Odin Allfather, cast you out!"

- Odin, 'Thor', 2011.

Quotes About Odin From Viking Sagas

These quotes about Odin, related to his son and others from the books, are great.

15. "None made me happy with loaf or horn, and there below I looked; I took up the runes, shrieking I took them, and forthwith back I fell."

- Odin, 'Havamal'.

16. "There is no end. It is simply the end of the old times, Loki, and the beginning of the new times. Rebirth always follows death."

- Neil Gaiman, 'Norse Mythology'.

17. "I know that I hung

on the wind-swept tree

all nine nights

with a spear was I wounded

and given to Odin,

myself to me,

on that tree which no one knows

from which roots it grows."

- Snorri Sturluson, 'The Prose Edda'.

18. "All-father (Odin) went there (Mimir’s well) and asked for a single drink from the well, but he did not get one until he placed his eye as a pledge."

- Snorri Sturluson, 'Gylfaginning'.

19. "Of the gods and the giants goes ;

For all time ever open it flows,

No ice on the river there is."

- Odin, 'The Poetic Edda'.

20. "Much hast thou lost, for help no more from me or my heroes thou hast."

- Snorri Sturluson, 'The Prose Edda'.

21. "Odin set this price on the stone: he asked that whoever wanted to buy it should give what he thought was reasonable."

- Snorri Sturluson, 'Skáldskaparmál'.

22. "You work for me now. You protect me. You transport me from place to place. You run errands."

- Neil Gaiman, 'American Gods'.

23. "In wisdom old with the giant wise myself to seek to match."

- Lorenz Frølich, 'Vafthruthnismol'.

24. "Odin is highest and most ancient of the Æsir. He rules all things, and mighty though the other gods are, yet they all submit to him like children to their father."

- Snorri Sturluson, 'Gylfaginning'.

25. "Counsel me, Frigg, for I long to fare,

And Vafthruthnir fain would find."

- Odin, 'Havamal'.

26. "That is how the worlds will end, in ash and flood, in darkness and in ice."

- Neil Gaiman, 'Norse Mythology'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Odin quotes then why not take a look at related quotes like warrior quotes, or Viking quotes.

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Bachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

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Oluwatosin MichaelBachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

With a Bachelor's in Microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oluwatosin has honed his skills as an SEO content writer, editor, and growth manager. He has written articles, conducted extensive research, and optimized content for search engines. His expertise extends to leading link-building efforts and revising onboarding strategies. 

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