Odin (オーディン Ōdin) is a recurring Summon in the series. He has appeared in every Final
Fantasy game from Final Fantasy III through to Final Fantasy IX, as well as Final Fantasy Tactics. Most commonly, Odin will appear and slice though enemies
with his sword, cleaving them in two and inflicting Instant Death. Other games give Odin the ability to damage enemies normally as well.
His basic physical characteristics are that of a demonic-looking knight with horns, a long, curved scimitar as his weapon, and a cape. This progressed to
also include a lance-type weapon called Gungnir. He always is seen on his horse, who takes on demonic-type attributes as well, including red eyes, and
having body armor. Sleipnir, Odin's steed in Norse mythology, has eight legs; in some games in the series, Odin's steed has six legs. In Final Fantasy III,
Sleipnir can be encountered as a six-legged enemy, while Odin's steed is a normal horse, however. In Final Fantasy XII Sleipnir again has only four and is
no longer an (indirect) ally, but a monster/fiend the player can encounter.
Óðinn (Odin) (pronounced OH-thin) is the leader of the Æsir in Norse Mythology and is the god of wisdom, poetry, war and death and he is attributed with the
discovery of Runes. He, along with his two brothers, Vili and Vé, is credited with the creation of the realm of mankind, Miðgarður (Midgard), and for
mankind itself. He is the employer of the female warriors known as valkyries (who control the fate of battles and collect the dead from the battleground)
and he reigns over the hall of Valhöll (Valhalla), the Norse equivalent of heaven (only those who fought bravely and died in combat were eligible to enter).
Óðinn sacrificed his left eye to drink from Mimir's Well of Wisdom to gain knowledge of past, present and future. His eight legged horse, Sleipnir, and his
magical dwarven spear Gungnir have also been depicted. At Ragnarök (the end of the gods) Óðinn shall rally the dead warriors to fight on the side of the
gods. Óðinn fathered Þór (Thor), the god of lightning, and many others.