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[vaw-tahn, voh-]
  1. a Germanic god corresponding to the Scandinavian Odin.
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Historical Examples

  • But one day there came to the mountainside the largest giant Wotan had ever seen.

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  • Wotan did not stop to think what an awful thing it would be to lose Freya.

  • As Wotan opened his eyes he saw the castle upon the summit of the mountain.

  • He was waiting now for Wotan to awaken and to give to him the beautiful Freya.

  • Just then Wotan saw his brother, Loki, coming over the mountain.

British Dictionary definitions for wotan


  1. the supreme god in Germanic mythologyNorse counterpart: Odin
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