The Nuttall Encyclopedia
he chief god of the ancient Scandinavians, combined in one the powers of Zeus and Ares among the Greeks, and was attended by two black ravens—Hugin, mind, and Munin, memory, the bearers of tidings between him and the people of his subject-world. His council chamber is in Asgard ( q. v .), and he holds court with his warriors in Valhalla ( q. v .). He is the source of all wisdom as well as all power, and is supposed by Carlyle to have been the deification of some one who incarnated in himself all the characteristic wisdom and valour of the Scandinavian race; Frigga was his wife, and Balder and Thor his sons. See Carlyle's "Heroes."
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Odin'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/o/odin.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.