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also Wo·dan  (wōd′n)
n. Mythology
An Anglo-Saxon god corresponding to the Norse god Odin.

[Middle English, from Old English Wōden; see wet- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈwəʊdən) or


(European Myth & Legend) the foremost Anglo-Saxon god. Norse counterpart: Odin
[Old English Wōden; related to Old Norse Ōthinn, Old High German Wuotan, German Wotan; see Wednesday]


(ˈwoʊd n)

the chief god of the pagan Anglo-Saxons, identified with the Scandinavian Odin.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English Wōden]
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Noun1.Woden - chief god; counterpart of Norse Odin and Teutonic Wotan
References in classic literature ?
Better had I turn to Woden, Hertha, and Zernebock to Mista, and to Skogula, the gods of our yet unbaptized ancestors, than endure the dreadful anticipations which have of late haunted my waking and my sleeping hours
He worshiped Christ as he had worshiped Woden, and looked upon Him as a hero, only a little more powerful than the heroes of whom the minstrels sang.
In religion they had reached a moderately advanced state of heathenism, worshipping especially, it seems, Woden, a 'furious' god as well as a wise and crafty one; the warrior Tiu; and the strong-armed Thunor
If we cannot at once rise to the sanctities of obedience and faith, let us at least resist our temptations; let us enter into the state of war and wake Thor and Woden, courage and constancy, in our Saxon breasts.
The website shows possible future routes such as Belconnen to the City, to the Parliamentary Triangle, Eastern connections to Fyshwick and Airport, Molonglo to City, Woden to the City and Tuggeranong to Woden.
Michael Pennings, 24, is wanted in connection with an attack on a 30-year-old man in the toilets of the Woden Inn in Church Hill, Wednesbury.
Those ancient gods - Woden (Odin) and Thunor (Thor), Tiw and Frige - now wander like ghosts through English folklore and the English landscape; largely forgotten, but distantly felt.
The bodies of Mr Massaro, 80, and his 77-old wife were found by their granddaughter at their home in Woden Road on Good Friday.
Guiseppe and Caterina Massaro, 80 and 77, were found at their home in Woden Road, Wolverhampton, on Friday.
The couple's car was also missing from their address, in Woden Road, Wolverhampton.
Italian-born Guiseppe and Caterina Massaro, 80 and 77, were found by a relative at their home in Woden Road, Wolverhampton, on Friday night.
Cops described the murders at Woden Road, Park Village, as 'a particularly nasty incident'.