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This article is about the god in Age of Mythology. For the god in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Odin (Age of Empires: Mythologies).
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Odin is a Norse Archaic Age major god who focuses on Hill Fort units.


God power[]

  • GreatHuntIcon Great Hunt: Increases the number of animals in the target area.


Unique Unit[]

  • RavenIcon Raven: Flying scout unit that has no attack. Two appear for free above the player's Temple as soon as one is built. The ravens reappear if killed.


  • Hunters gather 20% faster.
  • Gains two Raven scouts (Huginn and Muninn) after building a Temple. The ravens reappear if killed.
  • Human soldiers constantly regenerate hit points, at 2.0 hit points per second when idle (slower when active).
  • Huskarls, Portable Rams and Ballistae +20% hit points.
  • Jarls +15% hit points.

Minor gods[]

Classical Age
Heroic Age
  • NjordIcon Njord - Ships and Hill Forts
  • SkadiIcon Skadi - Throwing Axemen
Mythic Age
  • BaldrIcon Baldr - Siege and cavalry
  • TyrIcon Tyr - Infantry


Aom original icon Age of Mythology[]

  • Originally, hunters gather 10% faster. After patch 1.02, they gather 15% faster.
  • Originally, Odin's Jarls had +20% hit points. With patch 1.06, this was changed to +10%.
  • The first Ravens appear above the Temple at the start of the Classical Age.

AoM Extended icon Extended Edition[]

  • The first Ravens appear above the Temple as soon as it is built.

AoM Extended icon Tale of the Dragon[]

  • With patch 2.0, the new Bogsveigir unit also benefits from the +20% hit points bonus.
  • With patch 2.7, Odin's Jarls have +15% hit points.
  • With patch 2.7, the regeneration for human units was increased from 0.8 hit points per second to 2.0 hit points per second.


The oldest and chief of the Norse gods, Odin had risen to prominence in the pantheon because of his love of battle. This made him popular with the Vikings when they began raiding out of Scandinavia. To his great fortress hall Valhalla he gathered those slain in battle. Called the einherjar (glorious dead), these warriors were preserved by Odin to supplement the gods in their final battle against the giants at Ragnarok.

Odin was not a warrior himself, but inspired warriors into going berserk in battle, feeling and fearing nothing. Sacrificial hangings were part of the worship of Odin, and suicide by hanging was thought to be a shortcut to Valhalla. Odin was held in high regard by jarls and other Norse nobility, while the common people feared Odin and worshipped Thor. Odin was also the god of wisdom. He had thrown one of his eyes into Mimir's well in trade for a drink of wisdom. He hung himself from the cosmic tree, Yggdrasil, to learn the knowledge of the dead, and then was revived by magic. He was kept informed about events elsewhere by his two ravens that scouted the world and reported back. Odin was to be killed during Ragnarok by Fenrir, the wolf spawned by Loki. Worship of Odin diminished as the Vikings gave up raiding for more peaceful pursuits. The Anglo-Saxons gave his name (Woden) to the fourth day of their week, Wednesday.

"Odin gives whatever meat is set before him on the table to his two wolves, Geri and Freki, for he himself requires no food. For Him, mead is both meat and drink."

-- Glyfaginning 39
—In-game section

Technology tree[]

God power
Great Hunt
Town Center
Lone Wanderer
Longhouse icon


  • Odin was originally going to have an additional bonus that enabled cavalry to produce gold when attacking buildings.
    • The Age of Mythology guidebook incorrectly attributes this to Thor.
    • According to Greg Street on Age of Mythology Heaven, this was changed as it was "not very noticeable".


Gods in Age of Mythology
ArchaicAge Archaic Age
ClassicalAge Classical Age
HeroicAge Heroic Age
MythicAge Mythic Age
GreekPortrait Greeks ZeusPortrait Zeus
HadesPortrait Hades
PoseidonPortrait Poseidon
AthenaIcon Athena

HermesIcon Hermes

AresIcon Ares
ApolloIcon Apollo

DionysusIcon Dionysus

AphroditeIcon Aphrodite
HeraIcon Hera

HephaestusIcon Hephaestus

ArtemisIcon Artemis
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians RaPortrait Ra
IsisPortrait Isis
SetPortrait Set
BastIcon Bast

PtahIcon Ptah

AnubisIcon Anubis
HathorIcon Hathor/AoMR Sobek icon Sobek

SekhmetIcon Sekhmet

NephthysIcon Nephthys
OsirisIcon Osiris

HorusIcon Horus

ThothIcon Thoth
NorsePortrait Norse ThorPortrait Thor
OdinPortrait Odin
LokiPortrait Loki
FreyjaIcon Freyja

HeimdallIcon Heimdall

ForsetiIcon Forseti
SkadiIcon Skadi

BragiIcon Bragi

NjordIcon Njord
BaldrIcon Baldr

TyrIcon Tyr

HelIcon Hel
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans KronosPortrait Kronos
OranosPortrait Oranos
GaiaPortrait Gaia
PrometheusIcon Prometheus

LetoIcon Leto

OceanusIcon Oceanus
HyperionIcon Hyperion

RheiaIcon Rheia

TheiaIcon Theia
HeliosIcon Helios

AtlasIcon Atlas

HekateIcon Hekate
ChinesePortrait Chinese FuXiPortrait Fu Xi
NuWaPortrait Nü Wa
ShennongPortrait Shennong
HuangDiIcon Huang Di

SunWukongIcon Sun Wukong

ChangEIcon Chang'e
DaboGongIcon Dabo Gong

ZhongKuiIcon Zhong Kui

HeBoIcon He Bo
ChongliIcon Chongli

AoKuangIcon Ao Kuang

XiWangmuIcon Xi Wangmu
Major gods have circular icons