Snorri Sturluson (c. 1179-1241)
“Then Third said, ‘Odin is the highest and oldest of the gods. He rules in all matters, and, although the other gods are powerful, all serve him as children do their father.'”
- From The Prose Edda (Gylfaginning, chapter 20) by Snorri Sturluson, translated by Jesse Byock (Penguin Classics, 2005).