|“||I don't know what everybody's getting so worked up about. It's just a couple of angels having a slap-fight.||”|
Odin was one of the deities who met with the other deities, to try to work out a way to stop the Apocalypse. He was of a laid back disposition towards the whole thing, believing it to be a "slap fight between a couple of angels". He briefly got into an argument with Zao Shen when he began mocking the latter's world turtle.
Odin's casual arrogance towards the angels cost him his life when Lucifer killed him in the Elysian Fields Hotel hallway. He was last seen screaming on the floor in pain before getting stomped on by the Archangel.
In Unfinished Business, Loki reveals to Dean Winchester that he sold Gabriel to the Prince of Hell Asmodeus in revenge for Lucifer killing Odin, something that he blames on Gabriel. Dean explained it was Lucifer that killed Odin, though Loki still blames Gabriel and states that while Odin hated him, he was still Loki's father and Loki loved him.
Powers and Abilities
As king of the norse deities, Odin was an incredibly powerful deity. He could overpower his son Loki who was also a very powerful deity. However, he died before he had the opportunity to demonstrate any of his abilities.
- Super strength - When he considered the Apocalypse to be a "spat fight of a couple of angels", it might imply that he was much stronger than ordinary angels. However, he was no match for Archangels as shown when Lucifer easily killed him.
- Immortality - Odin was one of the oldest of the norse gods easily several thousand years old and was not subject to old age or natural death.
- Invulnerability - Odin was immune to conventional weapons.
- Archangels - Lucifer could easily kill him.
- Fenrir - Fenrir was referenced and implied to be able to kill him.
- Season 5
- Season 9
- Sharp Teeth (mentioned only)
- Season 13
- Unfinished Business (mentioned only)
- Odin claimed both the existence of Jormungandr and Fenrir. Additionally, he also mocked Zao Shen's world turtle, indicating it may also exist or had existed at one point in time.
- Odin is said to be killed by the giant wolf Fenris during the battle of Ragnarok. The Maw of Fenris was a werewolf cult in which Garth's mother-in-law and her relatives were members of in Sharp Teeth.
- Duncan Fraser, the actor who portrayed Odin, also portrayed Clive in There's No Place Like Home.
- W. Morgan Sheppard, father of Mark Sheppard, the actor who portrayed Crowley, voiced Odin in the Disney animated series Gargoyles.
In Germanic mythology, Odin is a widely revered god. He is associated with healing, death, royalty, the gallows, knowledge, battle, sorcery, poetry, frenzy, and the runic alphabet. He is the husband of the goddess Frigg.
In Old Norse texts, Odin is depicted as one-eyed and long-bearded, frequently wielding a spear named Gungnir, and wearing a cloak and a broad hat. He is often accompanied by his animal companions—the wolves Geri and Freki and the ravens Huginn and Muninn, who bring him information from all over Midgard—and Odin rides the flying, eight-legged steed Sleipnir across the sky and into the underworld.
Odin is attested as having many sons, most famously the god Baldur, though this fact was not mentioned in Supernatural, despite the two appearing in the same episode.