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Woden   Listen

Chief god; counterpart of Norse Odin and Teutonic Wotan.  Synonym: Wodan.

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... longer. There Ethelbert, in that generous and broad-minded speech, familiar to all students of English history, while expressing himself as content with the gods of his forefathers (these included Thor, Woden, Freya, and the rest), yet would place no obstacles in the way of these missionaries of new and strange ideas. He even provided them with quarters in Canterbury, and in the old church of St. Martin outside the city, where Queen Bertha had been in the habit of worshipping with her ...
— Beautiful Britain • Gordon Home

... information at our disposal is very limited. There can be little doubt that the heathen Angli worshipped certain gods, among them Ti (Tig), Woden, Thunor and a goddess Frigg, from whom the names Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are derived. Ti was probably the same god of whom early Roman writers speak under the name Mars (see TYR), while Thunor was doubtless the thunder-god (see THOR). From Woden (q.v.) most ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 - "Brescia" to "Bulgaria" • Various

... must it be, this morning— Now my mind is full of fire— Hrut with me on yonder island Raises roar of helm and shield. All that hear my words bear witness, Warriors grasping Woden's guard, Unless the wealthy wight down payeth Dower of ...
— The story of Burnt Njal - From the Icelandic of the Njals Saga • Anonymous

... and Woden, Alfred, we shall be here all night. At what hour did that stupid churl Oscar say that the deer trooped ...
— Edwy the Fair or the First Chronicle of Aescendune • A. D. Crake

... on the floor, the last rattle of a rifle placed by the owner's side, the last long-drawn sigh of relief ... Silence. Above them all Woden wove the magic spell Oblivion, the ...
— Norman Ten Hundred - A Record of the 1st (Service) Bn. Royal Guernsey Light Infantry • A. Stanley Blicq

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