- the chief god of the pagan Anglo-Saxons, identified with the Scandinavian Odin.
Origin of Woden
before 900; Middle English, Old English Wōden (cognate with German Wotan, Old Norse Ōthinn), equivalent to wōd wood2 + -en noun suffix marking headship; Woden was the leader of the Wild Hunt
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Examples from the Web for woden
When they asked about the clouds, everyone said, 'Woden made them.'
Now, do you see that Thor's day comes when Woden's day goes?
All the houses there were gold and silver, and the most splendid one was Woden's royal palace.
Then the goats took the two sons of Woden back to their home in Asgard.
The soldiers of the Northland cried to him for help as often as they did to his father, Woden.
- the foremost Anglo-Saxon godNorse counterpart: Odin
Old English Wōden; related to Old Norse Ōthinn, Old High German Wuotan, German Wotan; see Wednesday
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Word Origin and History for woden
Anglo-Saxon god, Old English, see Odin.
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