The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: Norse/Teutonic deity CBR Scale: D

Name: Odin

Other Names: Odin Borson; The All-Father; Woden; Wotan; Atum-Re; Infinity; Wulf the Wanderer

Classification: supporting character supporting character   deity deity  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Journey Into Mystery (vol. 1) #86 (Nov. 1962): "On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (mentioned) Journey Into Mystery (vol. 1) #85 (Oct. 1962): "Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!"; (seen) Journey Into Mystery (vol. 1) #86 (Nov. 1962): "On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!"

Creators: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 307

   Comic Book Appearances: 301

   TV, Film Appearances: 5

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 1

Occupation: ruler

Race: Asgardian, white

Gender: male

Note: Thor's father


BELOW: Nick Fury tells Thor he doesn't believe in any gods:

Fury put down his pen and squeezed the bridge of his nose. "Okay," he said with his eyes closed. "I get it. If I have to raise my right hand and swear that I believe you're the Norse god of thunder just to get you to leave, I'll do it." He raised his right hand, looking down at his desk. Ten seconds or so later, he looked up. "You're not gone."

"You're not very convincing," Thor said.

"Neither are you, Mister Son of Odin, or Wotan, or whatever we're supposed to call him. I don't believe in gods--any of them--and until you bring Jesus Christ himself in to walk across the Upper Bay from Battery Park to here, that isn't going to change. Far as I'm concerned, you're a garden-variety anti-globalization wacko who got hold of some tech that nobody can reverse-engineer. Doesn't make you anything special."

Thor had started smiling at "Wotan," and couldn't stop. "Quite a speech, General Fury."

"You provoke me," Fury said.

"Well. Let me provoke you to pay attention."

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 38-39. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: gods; impiety; disbelief; Jesus Christ; Norse/Teutonic paganism; Atheist; Non-Religious; Christian (generic); Thor (Donald Blake); Nick Fury; Jesus Christ (Jesus of Nazareth); Odin


This character is in the following 100 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Avengers
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) (mentioned)
Cosmic Powers Unlimited #5 (May 1996): "The Master Race"
Creatures on the Loose! #22 (Mar. 1973): "Gundar!"
Dark Reign: Young Avengers #1 (July 2009): "Young Masters: Part One" (mentioned)
The Defenders
Fantastic Four: The World's Greatest Comics Magazine!
Hulk (vol. 3) #5 (Oct. 2008): "Rolling Thunder" (mentioned)
Journey Into Mystery
Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (2013) (mentioned)
Marvel 1602 #8 (June 2004): "Part Eight: In which We Discover the Way of the World" (behind the scenes)
Marvel Comics Presents (vol. 1) #4 (Early Oct. 1988): "Silent Thunder!" (cameo)
Marvel Double-Shot #2 (Feb. 2003): "The Roots of All Evil" (mentioned)
Marvel Fanfare (vol. 1) #20 (May 1985): "Vess Pocket Portfolio"
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars
Marvel Universe: Millennial Visions #1 (Feb. 2002): "Odin Quest" (mentioned)
Marvel: The Lost Generation #5 (Oct. 2000): "Wild in the Streets"
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (24 Oct. 2006)
Maximum Security #3 (Jan. 2001): "Whatever the Cost!" (mentioned)
The New Avengers (vol. 1) #54 (Aug. 2009) (mentioned)
New Comics
Nova (vol. 1) #4 (Dec. 1976): "Nova Against The Mighty Thor!" (mentioned)
Tales of Suspense (vol. 1) #39 (Mar. 1963): "Gundar!"
Thor: Blood Oath #1 (Nov. 2005)
Thorion of the New Asgods #1 (June 1997): "Thorion the Hunter!"
Thunderstrike (vol. 1) #1 (June 1993): "Blood Without Glory!" (mentioned)
The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007) (mentioned)
X-Men: Divided We Stand #2 (July 2008): "The Sun Also Sets" (1-panel cameo)

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