Odin was the son of Bor and the Frost Giantess Bestia, Odin pined for the day he would ascend to his father’s place as leader of the gods. When time-traveling god of evil Loki arrived from the future and transformed Bor into snow, Odin claimed his father was dead and assume rule over his lands alongside his brothers Vili and Ve. The three brothers returned to their father’s kingdom of Asgard, which had become home of the gods. Upon the apparent death’s of his brothers at the hands of the fire-demon Surtur, Odin absorbed their life essences, increasing his own power (the “Odinpower”). Assuming sole rule of Asgard, he sought out the primordial Earth Mother Gaea (known to the Asgardians as “Jord”), and siren to the thunder god Thor, who was brought to Asgard to be raised.
Odin later had the dwarfs Eitri and Brokk forge the enchanted Uru hammer Mjolnir, which Thor inherited. In approximately 1000 AD, Odin help found the Councils of God Heads, who interceded when the extraterrestrial Celestials threatened to cut the gods off from Earth; Odin constructed the unstoppable armored Destroyer and the Odinsword should he face the Celestials in battle upon their return. Odin engaged the “mad titan” Thanos in a battle that ended in a stalemate, after Odin mistook Thanos’ efforts to cure Thor of warrior madness as an attack upon his injured son.
Later Odin perished during a subsequent battle with Surtur, Thor assumed his father’s place and claimed the Odinpower