Also Known As: King Odin
Biographical Information
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Family: Unnamed son † (killed by Arthur Pendragon)
Affiliation: Myror
Unnamed son
The Gleeman
Circus Group
Morgana Pendragon
Arthur Pendragon (On a truce) †
Enemies: Uther Pendragon
Arthur Pendragon (formerly)
Behind the Scenes
Portrayer: Fintan McKeown
List of Appearances: The Once and Future Queen
Another's Sorrow
I want you to kill the man who murdered my son. I want you to kill... Arthur Pendragon.
Odin to Myror[src]

King Odin is the monarch of a kingdom on the shore of Albion. He rules the Kingdom of Cornwall. He wanted revenge on Arthur for killing his son, until they agreed to be at peace with each other.


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Odin orders Myror to kill Arthur

After suffering terrible grief over the death of his beloved son at the hands of Arthur Pendragon, Odin planned to have the young Prince killed by the notorious assassin Myror. When Uther learned of the plot he desired to go to war with Odin. However, Arthur dissuaded his father from taking action on the grounds that he would have similar sentiments if he, Arthur, was killed (The Once and Future Queen).

On their way to Morgause's lair, Arthur and Merlin were attacked by several of Odin's men who were swiftly defeated by the duo (The Sins of the Father).

Over a year later, a series of skirmishes to the north of Camelot led Uther to suspect that Odin was testing Camelot's defenses (Queen of Hearts).

Yet another year later, Odin sent an assassin, the Gleeman, to kill Arthur, disguised as a entertainer in a circus group that had come to Camelot for Arthur's birthday celebrations. Although the assassin failed to kill Arthur, he succeeded in mortally wounding Uther who, despite their best efforts, died (The Wicked Day).

Shortly afterwards, Odin commenced a series of raids on Camelot's northern borders (Aithusa).

Agravaine told Arthur that his victory against Caerleon was not enough to deter the likes of Odin and Bayard and the countless others who covet Camelot's wealth, suggesting that he should force Caerleon to accept a treaty on his terms (His Father's Son).

An envoy from Odin was later sent to Camelot, suggesting possibility of a better relationship between Odin and Arthur (The Secret Sharer).

A letter from Odin's court was found on the body of Eoghan, the mapmaker's apprentice. It was presumably planted by Agravaine in order to shift blame from him, as he had ordered Eoghan to steal a map of the siege tunnels for him (The Hunter's Heart).

Three years later Odin Allies himself with Morgana and he secretly attacks and takes over King Rodor's kingdom, Nemeth, because they are allies of Camelot. Morgana then lures Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to his hideout in a tomb where he held Rodor. Odin managed to capture Arthur and prepared to kill him but Merlin uses magic to cause a small earthquake inside the tomb. In the confusion that follows, Merlin, Arthur, Percival, Mithian and Rodor escape the tomb and flee, with Odin's army at their heels.

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Odin makes a truce with Arthur

Arthur and Odin then duel with Arthur quickly defeating Odin. Merlin tells Arthur to spare Odin and create an alliance with him instead. Both are reluctant but Arthur sees the wisdom of Merlin's words and convinces Odin to set aside their difference and join him in an alliance (Another's Sorrow).


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Odin showing great pleasure in capturing Nemeth

Odin is a vengeful, stubborn and incredibly obsessive person as he made continuous efforts to get his revenge on Arthur for the death of his son. His obsession with killing Arthur lasted for at least five years, probably much longer since it is difficult to judge exactly how much time has passed since his son's death. Odin never gave up in his attempts to kill Arthur, no matter how many times his plans failed.

Many years after, Odin still retained a ruthless personality, but whilst in negotiation with Arthur, he showed that his feud with Arthur is out of his pain and suffering and he eventually accepted Arthur's truce, showing that he acted in revenge purely to redeem his suffering and that he agreed with the idea of peace. It can also be believed that Odin loved his son dearly as he was intent on taking revenge.


Odin is a very skilled sword fighter, able to hold his own against Arthur Pendragon, a highly skilled swordsman who was considered the greatest warrior in Camelot, but was still quickly bested. It is suspected that his son inherited his abilities from him due to the fact he is involved in duels in the past.



Series 2
The Once and Future Queen
The Sins of the Father (Mentioned only)
Series 3
Queen of Hearts (Mentioned only)
Series 4
The Wicked Day (Mentioned only)
Aithusa (Mentioned only)
His Father's Son (Mentioned only)
The Secret Sharer (Mentioned only)
The Hunter's Heart (Mentioned only)
Series 5
Another's Sorrow


Video galleryEdit

Series 2 Enemies
The Curse of Cornelius Sigan: Cedric † • Cornelius Sigan † • Living Gargoyles
The Once and Future Queen: King OdinMyror
The Nightmare Begins: SerketsUther Pendragon
Lancelot and Guinevere: KendrickHengistWilddeoren
Beauty and the Beast: Troll † • Lady Catrina (indirect) † • JonasUther Pendragon (indirect) †
The Witchfinder: AredianUther Pendragon
The Sins of the Father: Morgause † • King OdinUther Pendragon
The Lady of the Lake: HaligFreya (indirect) †
Sweet Dreams: King AlinedTricklerLady Vivian (indirect) • King Olaf
The Witch's Quickening: AlvarrMorgana † • Mordred † • EnmyriaKilgharrah
The Fires of Idirsholas: Morgause † • Morgana † • Knights of MedhirKilgharrah
The Last Dragonlord: KilgharrahAsgerd
Series 3 Enemies
The Tears of Uther Pendragon: MorgauseCenredMorganaSerketsUndead SkeletonsGhost Boy
Goblin's Gold: GoblinGaius (indirect)
Gwaine: DagrEborCylferthSir Oswald (indirect) • Sir Ethan (indirect)
The Crystal Cave: MorgauseMorgana
The Changeling: Sidhe elderGrunhildaElena (indirect)
The Castle of Fyrien: MorgauseCenredMorganaFermin
The Eye of the Phoenix: MorgauseWyvernMorgana
Love in the Time of Dragons: ManticoreAlice (indirect)
Queen of Hearts: MorgauseMorganaUther PendragonKing Odin
The Sorcerer's Shadow: GilliTindrNollarMorgana
The Coming of Arthur: MorgauseMorganaCenredJarl
Series 4 Enemies
The Darkest Hour: MorganaMorgauseThe DorochaThe CailleachAgravaineWilddeorenWyvern
The Wicked Day: King OdinMorganaAgravaineThe GleemanGeldred
Aithusa: Julius BordenKing Odin
His Father's Son: MorganaAgravaineQueen AnnisKing CaerleonDerian
A Servant of Two Masters: MorganaAgravaineFomorrohMerlin (indirect)
The Secret Sharer: MorganaAgravaineAlatorOrn
Lamia: LamiaAgravaine
Lancelot du Lac: MorganaLancelot (Shade) •  AgravaineDochraid
A Herald of the New Age: Shrine BoyElyan (indirect)
The Hunter's Heart: MorganaAgravaineHelios
The Sword in the Stone: MorganaAgravaineHeliosAithusaNathair
Series 5 Enemies
Arthur's Bane: MorganaAithusaRuadanMordredRagnorSefaSaxons
The Death Song of Uther Pendragon: Uther Pendragon
Another's Sorrow: Morgana (Hilda) • King OdinMithian (indirect)
The Disir (episode): NiedeAtorloppeBefelenOsgarMordred (indirect)
The Dark Tower: MorganaGuinevere (indirect)
A Lesson in Vengeance: MorganaGuinevere (indirect) • Sindri (indirect)
The Hollow Queen: MorganaGuinevere (indirect) • SarrumAlbinDaegal (indirect)
With All My Heart: MorganaAithusaGuinevere (indirect) • Dochraid
The Kindness of Strangers: MorganaBerounNathairSaxons
The Drawing of the Dark: MorganaMordredKaraSaxons
The Diamond of the Day: MorganaMordredAithusaEiraBerounNathairGean CanachAri (indirect) • Saxons
Kings of Albion
Arthur Pendragon † • Uther Pendragon † • GodwynBayardHelios † • LotCenred † • Caerleon † • OdinOlafFisher King † • Bruta † • AlinedRodor
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