- a Germanic god corresponding to the Scandinavian Odin.
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As Wotan opened his eyes he saw the castle upon the summit of the mountain.
Wotan did not stop to think what an awful thing it would be to lose Freya.
Just then Wotan saw his brother, Loki, coming over the mountain.
But one day there came to the mountainside the largest giant Wotan had ever seen.
Wotan calmly answered: "You may go when you have promised all I ask."
- the supreme god in Germanic mythologyNorse counterpart: Odin