Odin spent his earlier years on the Leopard Islands, where he was born in a monastery to a snow leopard priestess. His birth was unintentional, but the result of a raid, in which one of the enemy wolves forced himself upon the priestess. Because this hybrid birth was not in accordance with the monastery’s beliefs, Odin was given the last name Canis, and was shunned among the elders and his peers. At about 12 years old, the monastery fell victim to another raid of wolves, but this time his mother was killed in the attack. Torn that he survived and could not protect his mother, he swore to train to defend his loved ones. Despite this, the monastery feared his wolf blood, and Odin was no longer allowed to live in the monastery after the death of his mother. He was sent away, where he found work with the local traders. On one of his trips to Mangora, he learned of a band of pirates recruiting for their ship. Interested in a change of lifestyle, and the importunity to train, he hastily joined the crew.