Framed Picture of ODIN on the Throne. Odin, pronounced “OH-din”, which can be translated as Master of Ecstasy, is one of the most complex and enigmatic characters in Norse mythology. He is a relentless seeker after and giver of wisdom. He is a War-God, but also a Poetry-God. The ecstasy that Odin embodies and imparts is the unifying factor behind the myriad areas of life with which he is especially associated: war, sovereignty, wisdom, magic, shamanism, poetry, and the dead.