Wotan n : supreme Teutonic god; counterpart of Norse Odin and Anglo-Saxon Woden
EtymologyFrom the Middle High German Wodan, from Old High German Wotan, from Proto-Germanic wōdono (raging, inspired), from reconstructed Proto-Indo-European wat-, "to inspire".
- A deity of the old Germanic religion, and of modern German reconstructions of this religion. See Odin.
Wotan may refer to:
- Wotan, the Continental West Germanic god corresponding to Norse Odin.
- Wotan, the version of the god that appears as a character in Richard Wagner's opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen
- Wotan is the title of an essay on Wotan by Carl Jung included in Notes of the Seminar Given in 1928–1930
- Votan, a legendary grandson of Noah who migrated with his family to Mexico according to Francisco Nuñez de la Vega, a late 17th century Bishop of Chiapas. Votan has been repeatedly confused with Wotan and Odin in works of pseudohistory such as Atlantis: The Antediluvian World (1882).
- The veneration of Wotan or Wotanism was a religious philosophy promoted by Guido von List in the late 19th century
- W.O.T.A.N. is an acronym for Will Of The Aryan Nation, created by David Lane.
- Wotan, a code name for a WWII German radar navigation project, the Y-Gerät
- An A7V tank of WWI named "Wotan", its replica is in the German tank museum at Munster.
- Wotan, the capital of Mars in Space Patrol TV series.
- Wotan's Wake, a 1962 film short by Brian de Palma
- WOTAN, the controlling computer in the Doctor Who serial The War Machines
- Wotan (comics), a villain who fought Doctor Fate and the Golden Age Green Lantern
- The god of Dwarves in the Disciples series of computer games.
- Church of the Subgenius pseudo-deity JHVH-1 is sometimes referred to as Wotan.
- Wotan, an Epic Metal band from Italy.
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