SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Odin

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained is a new column dedicated to introducing prospective players of SMITE to its massive back story of lore. From the Greek to Hindu, each week we’ll look at two characters from a major pantheon and provide a quick recap of their history and in what capacity their digital incarnation will represent on the field of Hi-Rez Studios’ upcoming MOBA.

Lore: Called the “All Father,” Odin’s history, like many from his pantheon, is deep, complex and contains numerous words that will blow your mind. As the principal member of the Æsir, Odin is associated with a multitude of important facets of Norse life, including war, victory, death, magic and more docile occupancies like wisdom, poetry and prophecy. Often depicted as an old man with a long beard, Odin’s libido never faltered. Taking his name seriously, the “All Father” has numerous sons, Thor being the most famous.


According to the Poetic Edda, Odin is the fruit of Borr and Bestla. Along with his two brothers, Vili and Vé, Odin raised Midgard, a realm of mortals and one of the Nine Worlds of Norse Mythology, from the sea. Odin is best known for riding his horse Sleipnir into battle while brandishing his spear, Gungnir, against any that stood in his way. Unfortunately for the “All Father”, Odin was given prophecies of the future including that of his own death at the hands of Fenrir, Loki’s wolf-child, at Ragnarök.

A god of such power and high standing has many antagonists, but no more stand out than his constant battles with Loki, his personal struggles with the prophetic information forced upon him and his masochistic thirst for knowledge.

In-Game: Battling with Gungnir, Odin is a formidable physical tank with numerous support tricks in his repertoire. As a leader of the Norse pantheon, he can instill power in those around him increasing their attack speed for a short time. Odin is capable of massive AoE physical damage and possesses an offensive slow and quick movement from the Lunge ability. Tricky to use but immensely powerful when executed well, Odin’s Ring of Spears can trap or stop an enemy from pursuit. Increasing his tank and damage capabilities are a must.

Further reading:

Head over to SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained for access to details for all of the playable characters.

8 Comments on SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Odin

  1. Can I just say what a relief to find an individual who truly knows what they
    are talking about on the web. You definitely realize how to bring an issue to light and make it important.
    More and more people really need to read this and
    understand this side of the story. I was surprised that
    you’re not more popular given that you certainly possess the gift.

  2. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation however I to
    find this matter to be actually one thing which I feel I would by no means understand.
    It seems too complex and extremely wide for me.

    I am taking a look forward to your subsequent
    post, I will attempt to get the hold of it!

  3. Thanks for the marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you
    could be a great author.I will always bookmark your blog and will
    eventually come back from now on. I want to encourage you
    to definitely continue your great writing, have a nice afternoon!

  4. Thanks for a marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it, you are a great author.

    I will always bookmark your blog and definitely
    will come back in the future. I want to encourage continue
    your great writing, have a nice afternoon!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*