from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mythology An Anglo-Saxon god identified with Odin.
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- proper n. The Germanic chief god, distributor of talents and god of wisdom and war.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A deity corresponding to Odin, the supreme deity of the Scandinavians. Wednesday is named for him. See Odin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Anglo-Saxon form of the name of the deity called by the Norse Odin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. chief god; counterpart of Norse Odin and Teutonic Wotan
[Illustration: WODEN] "In the spring they were told that Woden made the leaves come and the flowers open.
The first toast at every festival here was drunk in his honour, and, besides the first of May, one day in every week was held sacred to him, and, from his Saxon name, Woden, was called Woden's day, whence the English word "Wednesday" has been derived.
But I feared, and two days before the wedding went to Harleston, where the king was, and urged him to have forces along the great wall we call Woden's Dyke even yet.
He was of the planet which humans had dubbed Woden, well within the Imperial sphere.
And the passing of the Wild Hunt, known as Woden's Hunt, the Raging Host, Gabriel's
And those people who believe that think that those who believe that there is a powerful force called Woden, for example, are idiots.
The Mighty Thor may finally have found his father, with the news that Anthony Hopkins is in talks to play the one-eyed Norse Allfather Odin (aka Woden, Wotan, or if you're a Neil Gaiman fan, Mr Wednesday) in Kenneth Branagh's mythic Marvel epic.
From the sound of the article, I think perhaps the town may have originally been called something with the god's name "Woden" in it - Wodentown - Woodstown...
And under different names, such as Woden (another form of Odin), Thor,
The most active god, the Dane's chief god (as Frey is the Swede's god, and patriarch), is "Woden".