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n. Mythology
An important god in the religion of the Germanic tribes of pre-Christian Germany, corresponding to the Norse god Odin.

[German, from Middle High German, from Old High German Wuotan; see wet- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈvəʊtɑːn; ˈvɔː-)
(European Myth & Legend) the supreme god in Germanic mythology. Norse counterpart: Odin
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Noun1.Wotan - supreme Teutonic god; counterpart of Norse Odin and Anglo-Saxon Woden
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Jerome Hines's Wotan is more vivid in Die Walkiire than in Das Rheingold, though he sings both well.
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Wotan, the god of laws, had stolen the hoard to pay the giants who built his fortress, Valhalla, and the Nibelungs want it back.
While the Nibelung's monstrously self-serving greed clearly needs to be counteracted for the general good, Wotan is also tempted by the desire to possess the Ring for himself.
Instead of the usual rock, Wotan beds Brunnhilde on one of the washing tables, a prosaic finale.
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Even though Wotan possessed the ring which he stole from Alberich for less than half an hour, this corruption eventually leads, at the end of Gotterdammerung, to the burning of Valhalla, the haven which Wotan had caused to be built to protect the gods from the world.
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