The husband of the goddess Freyja and by her the father of Hnoss. Ynglinga saga mentions a second daughter called Gersemi. Little is known of Óðr and Snorri Sturluson only refers to him as the man who went away on long journeys. During that time Freyja stayed behind weeping tears of red gold, although she often went out among unknown people looking for her husband.
Óðr is often regarded as a hypostasis of the god Odin, and their names are linguistically similar, yet Snorri clearly sees them as two distinct personages.
Freyja is periphrased as Wife of Ódr and Ódr's Bed-Mate.
- Gylfaginning, 35.
- Skáldskaparmál, 20, 37.
- Völuspá, 29.
- Ynglinga saga, 13.