An important god in the religion of the Germanic tribes of pre-Christian Germany, corresponding to the Norse god Odin.
Origin of wotan
German from Middle High German from Old High German Wuotanwet-1 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Wotan Sentence Examples
Are we to guess that the connexion of ideas is that Wotan had eventually to pay for Walhalla by the ring?
Then it breaks gently forth in a noble, swinging rhythm and massively soft brazen tones, as Wotan awakes on a mountain height and gazes upon Walhalla, his newly finished palace which he has bid the giants build, so that from it he may rule the world (Melody, Ex.
Important as the ring is throughout the tetralogy, Wagner would no more think of associating a theme with it for its own sake than he would think of associating a theme with Wotan's hat.