"Hagen bei den drei Rheintöchtern"; signiert: G. Kugler, Öl auf Leinwand, ca. 128 x 109 cm Georg Kugler (18401916)
Odin is the supreme god of the Northmen Head of Aesir
His role, like many of the pantheon, is complex: he is god of both Wisdom and war. He is also attributed as being a god of magic, poetry, victory, and the hunt.
For the Northmen, his name was synonymous with battle and warfare, for he appears as the bringer of victory.
Odin is a shape-changer, able to change his skin and form in any way he liked. He is said to travel the world disguised as an old man with a staff, one-eyed, grey-bearded and wearing a wide-brimmed hat.
Odin welcomes the great dead warriors who have fallen in battle into his hall, Valhalla. These fallen, the einherjar, are assembled by Odin to support the gods in the final battle of the end of the world, Ragnarök.
Odin often acts as the instigator of wars, sending his valkyries to influence the battle in his desired directions, and to select the dead. This in order to gather the best warriors in Valhalla.
Odin was a son of Bestla and Borr and brother of Vé and Vili and together with these brothers he cast down the frost giant Ymir and created the world from Ymir's body.
Odin fathered his most famous son Thor on Jord 'Earth'. But his wife and consort was the goddess Frigg who in the best-known tradition was the loving mother of their son Balder. By the giantess Gríðr, Odin was the father of Víðarr and by Rind he was father of Vali. Also, many royal families claimed descent from Odin through other sons.
Heroic, proud, and stern, Odin resembles the typical Norse chieftain in temperament and outlook. He is primarily concerned with power - his own in Asgard, and that of his worshipers in Midgard. Only two things will make Odin angry with a worshiper: helping a giant or losing a battle.
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Father of the Slain, God of the Hanged, God of Prisoners, God of Cargoes, The
High One, The Inflamer, Swift Tricker, Father of Victory, the Blind One, Shifty
Eyed, One with a Magic Staff, Destroyer, Terror
Home Plane Asgard
Portfolio Hunting, knowledge, magic, poetry, supreme, victory, war
Worshipers Bards, fighters, sorcerers, wizards, philosophers, sages, nobility, Gnomes
Cleric Alignments CN, LN, N, NE, NG
Domains Air, Knowledge, Magic, Travel, Trickery, War
Favored Weapon Spear
Often referred to as the All-Father, Odin (sometimes called Woden, Othinn, or Votan) is the leader and creator of the Norse pantheon. Along with his brothers, Vili and Ve, he slew the great frost giant Ymir and made the earth out of the giants body. He also, directly or indirectly, fathered most of the Norse gods and helped create the first man and woman. Odins first concern is battle, but he is also the god of knowledge, Wisdom, poetry, and inspiration.
Odin possesses one blue eye that blazes like the sun, having lost his other eye in exchange for a drink from the well of Mimir. He once stole the mead of poetry, and some myths say he grants poetic ability and inspiration to mortals. Odin hung himself on Yggdrasil for nine days, pierced by his own spear, until by virtue of his suffering he was able to reach down and seize magical runes that were the source of Wisdom and magical lore. His suffering so impressed the son of the giant Bolthor that he taught Odin nine magical songs that allowed him to master eighteen magical spells previously unknown to any man or woman. Odin is fated to be swallowed by Lokis son Fenrir at Ragnarok, but his own son Vidar will avenge him.
Wearing a dark, wide-brimmed hat that casts a shadow over his face, Odin travels as a mortal wanderer. As a god of magic, war, and Wisdom, he visits Midgard to distribute knowledge and victory in battle. His many titles hint at his various roles.
|fighter 24/Wizard 10/Loremaster 25/Gleeman 10|
|Medium outsider (Aesir, Extra-planar)|
|Divine Rank 19|
|Hit Dice||24d10+336 plus 35d4+490 plus 10d6+140 (1406 hp)|
|Initiative||+18 (+10 Dexterity, +8 Superior Initiative)|
|Speed||80 ft. (16 squares), 190 ft. (perfect)|
|AC||103 (+10 Dexterity, +34 natural, +19 divine, +17 deflection, +9 insight, +2 shield, +2 Dodge); touch 67, flat-footed 91|
|Attack||Gungnir +95/+95 melee touch (2d6+44 plus 2d6 divine/19-20/x3 plus 6d6 divine and death [DC 62]); or by spell +83 melee touch or +75 ranged touch.|
|Full Attack||Gungnir +95/+95/+90/+85/+80 melee touch (2d6+44 plus 2d6 divine/19-20/x3 plus 6d6 divine and death [DC 62]), or Gungnir +93/+93/+88/+83/+87 melee (2d6+33 plus 2d6 divine/19-20/x3 plus 6d6 divine and death [DC 62]) and haft +83/+78 melee touch (1d8+35 plus 2d6 divine/19-20/x3 plus 6d6 divine); or by spell +83 melee touch or +75 ranged touch.|
|Face/Reach||5 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Attacks||distract, divine salient abilities, domain powers, spell-like abilities, spells|
|Special Qualities||divine aura (DC 46, 19 miles), divine immunities, DR 30/epic and adamantine, fast healing 39, fire resistance 34, gleemans music 27/day, godly realm, lore +55, plane shift at will, remote communication, SR 85, teleport w/out error at will, virtuoso performance 10/day, understand, speak, and read all languages and speak directly to all beings within 19 miles|
|Saves||Fort +76, Ref +70, Will +76|
|Abilities||Strength 46, Dexterity 30, Constitution 38, Intelligence 50, Wisdom 35, Charisma 45|
Appraisal +70, Bluff +115, Climb +70, Concentration +100, Diplomacy +100, Gather Information +85, Hide +70, Intimidate +70, Knowledge (Arcana) +110, Knowledge (all others) +85, Listen +85, Move Silently +70, Perform (oratory, poetry, song) +85, Search +85, Sense Motive +100, Sleight of Hand +100, Spellcraft +110, Spot +85, Survival +100, Swim +70
|Feats||Cleave, Combat Expertise, Dodge, Empower Spell, Far shot, Great Cleave, Heighten Spell, Haft-Fighting, Improved Counterspell, Improved Critical (spear), Improved Haft-Fighting, Improved Initiative, Maximize Spell, Mimic, Mobility, Persuasive, Point Blank Shot, Power Attack, Practiced Spellcaster (wizard), Quicken Spell, Reactive Counterspell, Scribe Scroll, Spell Mastery, Spring Attack, Track, Trustworthy, Weapon Focus (spear), Weapon Specialization (spear), Whirlwind Attack , Widen Spell|
Critical (spear), Epic Counterspell, Epic
Skill Focus (Bluff), Epic
Spellcasting, Epic Weapon
Focus (spear), Epic
Weapon Specialization (spear), Improved
Metamagic x3, Intensify Spell,
Magnify Spell, Multispell x2, Overwhelming
Critical (spear), Penetrate
Damage Reduction (adamantine), Superior
Initiative, Tenacious Spell.
+3/17 level, +0/4 epic loremaster, +0/2 epic fighter
|Alignment||Neutral with Good tendencies.|
divine power grants him the following benefits:
Odin can use the
wish spell to duplicate any spell or supernatural effect related to his portfolio.
This ability costs Odin no XP, and requires a standard action to implement.
Odin can use Alter
Reality to cast any cure spell at will as a standard action. Odin can apply
metamagic feats to the spells if desired, but doing so requires him to forego
Reality for 1 round for each level the feat normally would add to
the equivalent spell.
Odin has unresricted access to the Alter Size salient divine ability.
Divine Aura (Ex): Odin mere presence can deeply affect mortals and beings of lower divine rank. Odin divine aura is an emanation that extends 19 miles around him. Odin chooses the size of the radius and can change it as a free action. If Odin chooses a radius of 0 feet, his aura power effectively becomes non-functional.
Odin can make his own worshipers,
beings of his alignment, or both types of individuals immune to the effect as
a free action. The immunity lasts one day or until he dismisses it. Once affected
by an aura power, creatures remain affected as long as they remain within the
auras radius. Odin can choose from the following effects each round as
a free action:
beings just stare at Odin in fascination. They can defend themselves normally
but can take no actions.
beings become shaken and suffer a 2 morale penalty on attack rolls, saves,
and checks. The merest glance or gesture from Odin makes them frightened, and
they flee as quickly as they can, although they select the path of their flight.
Resolve: Odin allies receive a +4 morale bonus on attack rolls, saves, and checks, while his foes receive a 4 morale penalty on attack rolls, saves, and checks.
All divine aura effects are mind-affecting abilities. Mortals and other deities of lower rank can resist the auras effects with successful Will saves; the DC is 46. Odin is immune to the auras of others of equal or lower rank. Any being that makes a successful saving throw against Odins aura becomes immune to that aura power for one day.
Divine Immunities: Ability damage, ability drain, banishment, cold, death effects, disease, disintegration, electricity, energy drain, imprisonment, mind-affecting effects, Paralysis, poison, sleep, stunning, and transmutation. Odin is also immune to effects that imprison or banish him, such as banishment, binding, dimensional anchor, dismissal, imprisonment, repulsion, soul bind, Temporal Stasis, Trap the soul, and turning and rebuking.
Divine Power: Odin is a living embodiment of power, and ancient divine magic flows through his veins. As such, mortal items are of virtually no use to him, being so much weaker than his own innate powers. Odin reduces the effect of any deflection, enhancement, resistance, insight, luck, sacred or profane bonus an item or spell would grant by 19. Note that this only applies to bonuses that affect Odin himself; weaponry and armor are unaffected by this.
Air: Odin may turn
or destroy earth creatures as a good cleric turns undead and he may rebuke,
command, or bolster air creatures as an evil cleric rebukes undead. He may these
abilities a total of 20 times per day as a 19th level cleric.
casts divination spells at +1 caster level.
Travel: For a total
time of 19 rounds day, Odin can act as if he were under the effects of a freedom of movement spell. This effect occurs automatically as soon as it applies, lasts
until it runs out or is no longer needed, and can operate multiple times per
day (up to the total daily limit of rounds).
Trickery: Odin adds
Bluff, Disguise, and Hide to his list of class skills.
War: Odin gains Weapon Focus (spear) as a bonus feat.
Immortality: Odin is naturally immortal and cannot die from natural causes. Odin does not age, and does not need to eat, sleep, or breathe. Odin is not subject to death from massive damage. The only way for Odin to die is through special circumstances, usually by being slain in magical or physical combat. Odin risks permanent destruction if slain on his home plane and if the attacker succeeds in a rank check. Otherwise, Odin reforms within his divine realm after 69 years.
Salient Divine Abilities: Alter Form, Alter Reality (b), Annihilating Strike, Arcane Mastery, Automatic Metamagic (quicken wizard spells), Call Creatures (einherjar/valkyries), Clearsight, Divine Battle Mastery, Divine Blast, Divine Fast Healing, Divine Shield, Divine Spellcasting, Energy Storm (cold), Extra Sense Enhancement (sight), Hand of Death, Increased Damage Reduction, Life and Death, Know Secrets, Runes of Yggdrasill, Shapechange, Spontaneous Wizard Spells, True Shapechange, Wisdom of the Well. 23/24
Runes of Yggdrasill
(Unique SDA): After hanging himself on the branches of Yggdrasill piercing
by his own spear Odin gain incredible insight into arts of magic:
+9 bonus to the effective
caster level of any arcane spell cast.
Odin increases the
save DC of any arcane spell he casts by +9.
Odin treats all spells (except domain lists) as part of his class list.
Wisdom of the Well (Unique SDA): After sacrificing his eye for a drink from Mimirs well Odin gained the following benefit: Odin adds a +9 insight bonus to AC, saves, and on any Craft, Knowledge, or Profession check he makes.
Spell-like Abilities: At willair walk, antimagic field, astral projection, blade barrier, chain lightning, clairaudience/clairvoyance, confusion, control weather, control winds, detect secret doors, detect thoughts, dimension door, discern location, disguise self, dispel magic, divination, divine power, elemental swarm*, false vision, find the path, flame strike, fly, foresight, gaseous form, identify, imbue with spell ability, invisibility, legend lore, locate object, longstrider, mage's disjunction, magic aura, magic vestment, magic weapon, mislead, nondetection, obscuring mist, Phase door, polymorph any object, power word blind, power word kill, power word stun, protection from spells, screen, Spell Resistance, spell turning, spiritual weapon, teleport, teleport (greater), time stop, true seeing, whirlwind, Wind Wall.
Caster level 69th. Odin
receives a +19 bonus on all caster level checks. Save DCs are 56 + spell level.
* Air spell only
Odin automatically receives a 20 on any attack roll, check, or save. Odin inflicts the maximum possible numeric value for all attacks and effects. Odin and does not treat the roll of a 1 on a d20 as an automatic failure.
Senses: Odin can see, hear, touch, and smell at a distance of seven miles. As a standard action, he can perceive anything within seven miles of his worshipers, holy sites, objects, or any location where one of his titles or name was spoken in the last hour. He can extend his senses to up to 20 locations at once. He can block the sensing power of deities of his rank or lower at up to 2 remote locations at once for up to 19 hours.
Portfolio Sense: Odin senses all magic use (spellcasting, item use, spell-like ability use, or magic item creation), discovery, recording, or sharing of any spell or bit of arcane knowledge, any recitation of poetry or verse, and any combat between groups and any event involving one of the Aesir the instant it happens and nineteen weeks into the past and the future.
Automatic Actions: Odin can use any Knowledge skill, even those he has no ranks in, as a free action if the DC for the task is 30 or lower. He can perform up to twenty such free actions each round.
Create Magic Items: Odin can create any kind of magic item.
Odins natural weapons and any weapon he wields are treated as epic adamantine weapons for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.
Distract: Once per round Odin may target any foe within reach of him and make a Slight of Hand check opposed by his targets Spot check. If Oden wins, he gains a +1 bonus on his next attack and damage rolls against his opponent for every 5 points his check exceed his opponents (minimum +1).
Epic Secrets (Ex): Odins epic loremaster levels grant him the following epic secrets: applicable knowledge, applied lore, high arcana x2, recognize spell.
Gleeman Music: Up to 27 times per day Odin can use the fascinate, inspire courage (+2), inspire competence, and inspire greatness abilities of a th level bard, or use his gleeman music to create one the three following effects:
Lore: Odins gleeman and loremaster level stack for the purposes of determining his effective lore bonus, giving him a total bonus of +55 on all lore checks.
Secrets (Ex): Odins loremaster levels grant him the following secrets: applicable knowledge, avoidance, dodge trick, inner strength, weapon trick.
Virtuoso Performance: With an impassioned soliloquy, a haunting melody, or a splendid display, Odin can inspire even more spectacular effects. Odin can use this ability 10 times per day, and some effects count as more than one daily use.
As with gleeman's music, Odin can usually fight while using this ability but cannot use magic items that require activation by speech. If a virtuoso performance forces the audience to make a Will save, then the only other action Odin can take is a 5-foot step.
Calumny: Odin has mastered the fine art of slander and can create a work that makes a specific character or group (class, background, etc.) appear in the worst light possible. Those in the audience make Will saves against a DC equal to Odins Perform check; success negates the calumny. A successful calumny shifts the audience's attitude toward the target down by one categoryfor example, from Friendly to Indifferent, from Indifferent to Unfriendly, or from Unfriendly to Hostile. Furthermore, audience members gain a +2 morale bonus on all opposed social interaction checks against the target. Calumny lingers in the minds of the audience for 24 hours tor each daily use Odin applies to the calumny.
Jarring Song Odins music can disrupt the Concentration of spellcasters. Anyone wishing to cast a spell or manifest a power while a jarring song is being performed must make a Concentration check with a DC equal to 15 + the level of the spell or lose the weave. A jarring song counts as three daily uses of virtuoso performance.
Mindbending Melody: Odin can use dominate person on a creature that he has already fascinated (see gleeman's music, above). A successful Will saving (DC 37) negates the effect. A mindbending melody counts as two daily uses or virtuoso performance.
Wizard Spells Per Day: 4/9/9/9/9/8/8/8/8/7 4/4/4/3/3/3/3/2/2/2/2 or 1,493 spell points per day. Caster level 48th. Save DCs are 40 + spell level.
This dwarf-forged gold ring is worth 25,000gp due to its workmanship alone. Its actual value is practically incalculable as Draupnir drips eight rings of equal value every ninth day.
Wizards and artificers who have been lucky enough to gain possessuion of one of Draupnirs rings have discovered they possesses a value even greater than their material and workmanship. Rings created by Draupnier are especially easy to enchant allowing a spellcaster with the Forge Ring (and Forge Epic Ring) to reduce the gold, time, and experience point cost of enchanting the ring by 25%.
Draupnir was forged by the dwarven brothers Brokk and Sindri, sons of Ivaldi
Gungnir is the name of Odin's spear. The spear's name means "Swaying One". It was built by a dwarf named Dvalin. It was obtained from the dwarves by Loki as a partial reparation for the theft of Sif's hair.
This mighty artifact may be one of the most powerful weapons ever forged. Gungnir is a returning unerring spear +9 that strikes as Large weapon and inflicts 2d6 points of divine damage each strike, or triple that on a successful critical strike. Gungnirs wielder may make an extra attack at his highest attack bonus no matter which attack option he chooses. Gungnir is so deadly that any attack roll made with it is resolved as a touch attack. A mortal who wields gungnir does not the roll of a 1 while attacking as an automatic failure.
Odins High Seat in Asgard. While seated upon it, Odin adds a +10 bonus to the save DC of any divination spell he casts and his effective caster level for divinations is increased by 20. Divination spells cast by Odin while seated in Hlidskjalf can be used without regard to distance or planar differences.
The insights granted by Hlidskjalf are incredibly overwhelming, even to a divine psyche. Any creature other than Odin who sits up Hlidskjalf must make a DC 75 Will save or be driven insane, as per the spell. The means or removing this insanity, if any, is left in the hands of the individual DM.
Odin is deeply
associated with the Wild Hunt,The Wild Hunt a phantasmal group of huntsmen with
the accoutrements of hunting, horses, hounds, etc., in mad pursuit across the
skies. leading a host of the slain, Odin and Frigg participated in this together.
Seeing the Wild Hunt presages some catastrophe such as war or plague, or at best the death of the one who witnessed it. Mortals getting in the path of or following the Hunt could be kidnapped and brought to the land of the dead.
Hugin and Munin
The Twa Corbies (or The Two Ravens) Some British Ballads (1919) Arthur Rackham (18671939)
Odin had two ravens, Hugin and Munin, which represented thought and memory. Each morning Odin sents forth the Ravens and they fly over the world, gathering information about the activities of the different peoples of the earth.. At night they returned and sat on his shoulders to tell him what they heard and saw.
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|Odins Ravens: Huginn (Thought) and Muninn (Memory)|
|Hit Dice||5d8 +15 (45hp)|
|Initiative||+6 (+2 Dexterity, +4 Improved Initiative)|
|AC||19 (+1 size, +2 Dexterity, +6 natural)|
|Attacks||Claws +4 melee|
|Face/Reach||5ft. by 5ft./ 5ft.|
|Special Attacks||See text.|
|Special Qualities||Linked Minds, plane shift, Spell-like abilities, Immunities, Resistances, Damage Reduction 10/+2, SR 25, Speech|
|Saves||Fort +2, Ref +4, Will +2|
|Abilities||Strength 3, Dexterity 15, Constitution 10, Intelligence 11, Wisdom 15, Charisma 14|
|Skills||Listen +12, Spot +10, Hide +8|
|Feats||Weapon Finesse (claws), Flyby Attack|
Muninn appear as large ravens with silvery-gray eyes. Legend says that every
morning Odin sends the ravens to wander the worlds of the living and the dead.
In the evening they return to whisper the secrets they have discovered in Odins
ear. On rare occasions Odin will send the birds as a warning or to deliver a
specific message to his chosen allies, gods and mortals alike.
ravens are, for the most part, non-combative. They are his watchers. However
they will defend themselves and the All-Father when
necessary. Each raven has its own personal abilities, listed below.
(Sp): This attack is a cone 60ft. in length. Anyone caught within must make
a Will save (DC 19) or be stunned for 3d6 rounds.
Abilities (Sp): Huginn can use one of these powers each round, at will;
suggestion, detect thoughts, Hold Person, Hold monster and feeblemind. These
powers are as if cast by a 20 th level sorcerer.
(Sp): This attack
is an invisible cone 60ft. in length. All within must make a Will save (DC17)
or suffer once again their most painful experience. This will cause the victim
to fall to the ground and blackout for 3d6 rounds.
Spell-like Abilities (Sp): Muninn can use one of these powers each round, at will; sleep, confusion, mind fog, modify memory, mnemonic enhancer and Mordenkainens lucubration.
are as if cast by a 20 th level sorcerer.
common to both:
Minds (Ex): If
Huginn and Muninn are within 300ft. of each other; they are in constant telepathic
communication. As long as one isnt caught flat-footed, neither is the
other and neither one can be flanked. The ravens share this ability with Odin
if he is also within 300ft.
(Ex): The ravens
are capable of speech and can converse with any creature that has a language.
(Sp): Both ravens have the ability to plane
shift at will. This ability is as
if cast by a 20 th level sorcerer.
(Ex): The ravens are immune to petrification, poison, electrical, sonic
and mind-effecting attacks.
Resistances (Ex): The ravens have cold and fire resistance 20.
An illustration to Baldrs draumar. The list of illustrations in the front matter of the book gives this one the title Odin rides to Hel. The Elder or Poetic Edda; commonly known as Sæmund's Edda. Edited and translated with introduction and notes by Olive Bray. Illustrated by W.G. Collingwood (1908) Page 238. W.G. Collingwood (1854 - 1932)
Eight-legged horse of Odin
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A massive eight-legged horse stands before you. It is gray in color, with its shank section showing white on each of its powerful eight legs.
Sleipnir was created when the evil trickster god, Loki, disguised himself as a mare and mated with a stallion. Sleipnir now serves Odin, the All father, as a trusted companion and mounts. Combined with its incredible speed and ability to teleport, Sleipnir is quite possibly the greatest mount in all the multi-verse.
Sleipnir stands 6 ft. tall at the shoulder and is 12 ft long. He weighs close to 3,000 pounds. He does not speak, but understands all languages, having traveled throughout the planes for centuries.
|Sleipnir, Odin's 8-legged steed|
|Large magical beast (extraplanar, good)|
|HD||36d10 + 396 (756 hp)|
|Speed||160 ft., fly 160 ft. (perfect)|
|AC||51 (+13 Dexterity, +29 natural, -1 size) touch 22, flat-footed 38|
|Attack||Hoof +50 melee (2d6+15/19-20/x2)|
|Full attack||6 Hooves +50 melee (2d6+15/19-20/x2), and bite +45 melee (1d8 + 7)|
|Space/reach||10ft./ 10ft. (15 ft. with bite)|
|Special attacks||Hoof flurry lightning speed charge, spell-like abilities, trample|
|Special qualities||Darkvision 60 ft., DR 25/epic and adamantine, energy resistance to acid, cold, electricity, and fire 30, fast healing 25, immunity to disease and poison, Scent, SR 43|
|Saves||Fort +33, Ref +35, Will +23|
|Abilities||Strength 41, Dexterity 36, Constitution 33, Intelligence 11, Wisdom 17, Charisma 20|
|Skills||Balance +34, Escape Artist +34, Jump +75, Spot +24|
|Feats||Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Great Fortitude, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (hoof), Improved Initiative, Improved Overrun, lightning reflexes, Mobility, Power Attack, Quicken Spell-Like Ability (greater teleport), Run, Spring Attack, Whirlwind Attack|
|Epic Feats||Blinding Speed (x4), Superior Initiative|
|Environment||Asgard (Odin’s Realm)|
|Organization||Solitary (unique) or duo (Sleipnir and Odin)|
Combat: Sleipnir loves to charge its foes repeatedly until they die. If he feels he is out numbered, he'll immediately teleport away.
Hoof Flurry (Ex): Whenever Sleipnir successfully strikes a creature with 3 or more of its hooves, that creature must succeed a Fortitude save DC 43 or be knocked prone for 1d8 + 2 rounds. DC is Strength-based.
Speed Charge (Ex): Sleipnir charges at such high speeds that he is hard
to touch. When Sleipnir charges, he receives no penalty to AC. Instead he gains
a +5 Dodge bonus to AC, while charging. He deals 4d6 + 30 points of damage plus
1 point of damage for every 10 ft. travelled.
Abilities: CL 36; DC 15 + spell level
At will -
greater teleport, haste,
3/day - quickened greater teleport
Trample (Ex): Sleipnir deals 2d6 + 22 points of damage when trampling foes with his hooves. Reflex save DC 43 halves damage. DC is Strength-based.
The severed head of Mímir
Which foretells the future
Geri and Freki
Odin, der Göttervater. Odin enthroned with weapons, wolves and ravens.Wägner, Wilhelm. 1882. Nordisch-germanische Götter und Helden. Otto Spamer, Leipzig & Berlin. Page 7. Carl Emil Doepler (1824-1905)
To whom he gives his food for he himself consumes nothing but wine
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|Odins Wolves: Freke and Gere|
|Hit Dice||8d10 +45 (103 hp)|
|AC||22 (-1 size, +2 Dexterity, +11 natural)|
|Attacks||Bite +10 melee|
|Face/Reach||5ft, by 10ft./ 5ft.|
|Special Attacks||Trip, Bark|
|Special Qualities||Damage Reduction 20/+3, SR 25, Linked Minds, Immunities, Resistances, plane shift|
|Saves||Fort +10, Ref +9, Will +8|
|Abilities||Strength 25, Dexterity 19, Constitution 17, Intelligence 9, Wisdom 14, Charisma 14|
|Skills||Hide +17, Listen +10, Move Silently +10, Spot +9, Wilderness Lore +8|
|Feats||Improved Critical (bite), Power Attack|
Gere appear as large, black dire wolves with graying muzzles and golden-yellow
eyes. Usually they are at Odins side, however sometimes the All-Father
will send them out into the worlds of men to appear to those who worship him
as an omen. Freke and Gere do not speak, however, their demeanor can easily
determine whether the omen is taken as good or bad.
Gere use their link to the greatest advantage, covering each others backs
and coordinating their attacks. Generally they will use their bark to disrupt
spellcasters and use their trip ability to leave warriors prone.
(Ex): Freke and
Gere are immune to Charm, Fear and Electrical attacks.
(Ex): Freke and Gere have Fire, Cold and Acid resistance 20. They also receive
a +4 inherent bonus to all saves against poison.
Each wolf may attempt to trip an opponent that he hits with his bite attack
as a free action, once per round. He does so without making a touch attack and
without provoking an attack of opportunity. If the attempt fails, the opponent
cannot react to trip him.
(Sp): Both wolves
have the ability to plane
shift at will. This ability is as if cast by a 20
th level sorcerer.
Each wolf can bark creating a cone of sonic energy 60ft. long, once every 5
rounds. This effect is the same as a shout spell cast by a 16 th level sorcerer.
Neither Freke, nor Gere are subject to the barks effects.
Linked Minds (Ex): If Freke and Gere are within 300ft. of each other; they are in constant telepathic communication. As long as one isnt caught flat-footed, neither is the other and neither one can be flanked. The wolves share this ability with Odin if he is also within 300ft.
Duties of the Priesthood
To be a priest
of Odin, one must be a chieftain of a tribe. Odin's priests must like fighting.
In addition, they must be good tacticians and leaders of men. They must always
be in the front lines during battle.
Odin is the only god to demand human sacrifice. Every ninth year, people assembled from all over to sacrifice in his main Temple. Male slaves, and males of each species are sacrificed and hung from the branches of the trees. This practice of sacrifice is one reason why Thor is more popular among the commonfolk.
As the Northmen have the right not only to elect king but also to depose a king, the sagas relate that both two kings were sacrificed to Odin after years of famine.
It is common to sacrifice a prisoner to Odin prior to or after a battle. wherein the captured is slaughtered by the carving out of a "blood eagle" upon his back.
Sometimes sacrifices were made to Odin to bring about changes in circumstance, a notable example being the sacrifice of a King . Sailors in a fleet being blown off course drew lots to sacrifice to Odin that he might abate the winds; the king himself drew the lot and was hanged.
Odin was a
compulsive seeker of Wisdom, consumed by his passion for knowledge, to the extent
that he sacrificed one of his eyes (which one this was is unclear) to Mimir,
in exchange for a drink from the waters of Wisdom in Mimir's well.
Further, the creation of the runes, the Northmens alphabet that was also used for divination, is attributed to Odin He hanged himself from the tree Yggdrasil, whilst pierced by his own spear, to acquire knowledge. He remained thus for nine days and nights thereby learning nine (later eighteen) magical songs and eighteen magical runes. The purpose of this strange ritual, a god sacrificing himself to himself because there was nothing higher to sacrifice to, was to obtain mystical insight through mortification of the flesh.
See Also Valkyrie, Einherjar
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