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Gaut, or Gautr, commonly assumed to mean 'father' or 'ruler', is one of the names used for Odin, the god of ancient northern mythology.

Most likely part of the ancestor list of Odin given by Snorri in Heimskringla
[The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle related names listed in brackets]:

  • Tror (Thor), the son of Priamos daughter Troan and (Aga)Memnon
  • Loride (Hloride)
  • Henrede
  • Vingethor (Vingthor)
  • Vingener (Vingner)
  • Moda (Mode)
  • Magi (Magne)
  • Kesfet
  • Bedvig
  • Atra (Annan)
  • Itrman
  • Heremod (Hermod)
  • Skjaldun (Skjold)
  • Bjaf (Bjar)
  • Jat or Gaut; [Geats]
  • Gudolf; [Godwulf]
  • Fjarlaf (Fridleif); [Finn]
  • Vodin (Odin); [Woden]
  • Balder; [ Beldeg ]

Also see Anglo-Saxon kingdom genealogy.

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