OP: "Odin the god of failed parenting". Actually not. Marvel Comics Odin has questionable parenting skills. The Odin pictured here is the traditional Odin of Norse mythology. In Norse mythology not only was Odin called the All-Father, nothing was said about his parenting skills with regard to his own family. Good, bad or indifferent, it's not an issue in Norse myth. In Norse mythology, furthermore, Odin is NOT Loki's father, adopted or otherwise. He is Loki's sworn brother.