Ruler of the Aesir; supreme god of war and poetry and knowledge and wisdom (for which he gave an eye) and husband of Frigg; identified with the Teutonic Wotan.
Chief god of Scandinavian mythology, the Woden or Wotan of the Germanic peoples. A sky god, he lives in Asgard, at the top of the world-tree, and from the Valkyries (the divine maidens) receives the souls of half of the heroic slain warriors, feasting with them in his great hall, Valhalla; the rest are feasted by Freya, his wife. The son of Odin and Freya is Thor. Wednesday is named for Odin.
Najstariji i najpoštovaniji bog kod svih starogermanskih plemena, bog pobede; Vodan, Vuotan.