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3 Facts Marvel Made Us To Believe About Odin Which Are Historically False

Everyone knows that whenever you are mentioning some of the most popular Marvel characters in Nigeria; the likes of Thor, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and finally, Odin usually comes into the spotlight.

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But ever since the Marvel Universe introduced the Norse god, Odin, into their universe; there has been a lot of misinterpretations about what this god (Odin) does and what he stands for.

Furthermore, in order not to bore you with too much words, I am going to go straight to the point:

1. Odin is the father of Loki:

This is one major false fact that Marvel has driven millions of their fans into believing. According to Norse mythology ( Loki is not (in anyway) the son of Odin or even his adopted son; rather, it's important to note that Loki's father is man named Farbauti and not Odin.

2. He is a god who dislikes war:

This is another false fact about this Norse god, Odin, that Marvel has made us to believe about him.

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Furthermore, it is important to note that Odin is not a god of love and peace as Marvel has made us to believe about him, rather, he is the god of war and of the dead; and also according to Viking Mythology, all the souls of the warriors that died on the battlefield belongs to him.

3. He is the father of Hel or Hela:

If you have seen this movie, Thor: Ragnarok; Hela was portrayed as the daughter of Odin, thus making most people to believe that Odin neglected his "fatherly" duties and love towards the goddess of hell, Hela.

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But that's not true.

It will interest you to know that Hela is not the daughter of Odin, rather she is the daughter of another god named Loki.


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