What I am looking for is not a collection of stories and myths per se, but something more general like an analysis/dissection or meta discussion of the myth of Odin and Norse mythology in general. Something like Campbell's "Hero with a thousand faces".

Odin fascinates me by the scale on which he was revered (the guy has over 100 names!) and his character (combining the wisdom/wanderer god and the warrior/leader god aspects). If any of you could provide me with some worthwhile material on this I would be truly grateful!

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    I think you'll have better luck getting good answers on this site if you ask specific questions about Odin.
    – Ouroboros
    Commented Feb 7, 2018 at 13:14
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    Your right. That is vague. Commented Feb 7, 2018 at 18:13
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    Gods of the Ancient Northmen by Georges Dumezil is available in the archive.org
    – sand1
    Commented Feb 8, 2018 at 11:01

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Stephan Grundy's Odhinn the Cult of Death, and Diana Paxson's Odin: Ecstasy, Runes, and Norse Practical Magic are both pretty good, and available on Amazon. If you've already read the Prose and Poetic Edda you'll have a good grounding in Norse myth generally, these two books will probably answer your questions.

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