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He is known by many names – Wotan to the Germans, Woden to the Saxons, Odin to the Norse. High One, Lore Master, One-Eyed God, Father of Victory. But always, he is the father of the Germanic Gods, and of the Germanic peoples themselves. Wotan is the tip of the spear, the raven in flight, the Mysterious One, the Wanderer, a God of paradox, wisdom, and ecstasy.
He is the spiritual father of our Folk; his self-sacrifice for knowledge on the branches of the World Tree led to the revelation of the runes, and his quest for the Mead of Inspiration blesses Gods and Folk alike. We call on him for victory and wisdom, and we summon his might for our well-being, for the Awakening of his sons and daughters, and for the fulfillment of our high Destiny.
Our myths reflects deep truths. For the individual they give guidance and spiritual context; for our people as a whole they underpin our culture, our community, and our identity as a distinct and unique group among the many peoples of Earth. They give us a symbolic past, and a future of promise and greatness. We are sprung from Mother Europe, and our myths reflect our deep soul, our inner essence.
The myths tell us what matters most to us, and the tales of Wotan are no exception: The gaining of wisdom, honor, courage, loyalty to kin, strength, endurance, friendship. Wotan perseveres in hardship, goes on mighty quests, honors the generous, and fosters great heroes. He calls upon us to be heroic as well, and to become more than we are. We strive to rekindle this primordial, mythic spirit in our people.
The stories of our Gods and heroes reflect who we are, and what we can become. Wotan appears not just in our lore, but is also seen symbolically through the looking-glass of our deeper consciousness, in peasant tales and in the deeds of great living, breathing historical figures alike. He is always there, in our minds and souls, but he is no mere symbol, no abstract Jungian construct, but a vital force for his sons and daughters here in Midgard, the world of humankind.
Wotan embodies the wise old man, the ancient presence whom we must channel to be wiser in our own lives. He embodies foresight into the unknown, planning for the road ahead, the mysteries of our existence. He represents the sacrifice to a greater ideal. We seek to rekindle that spirit in our Folk.
The Wotan Network is a group of men and women invoking the might of the ancient god Wotan for the Awakening of the European-descended peoples. This is utterly necessary for our survival, our dignity, and the destiny that is ours … if only we will grasp it!
We seek to change the spiritual, psychological, and cultural patterns that have caused this slumber. This in turn will remake the social and political landscape – and change the course of our history.
Valkyries Riding into Battle by Johann Gustav Sandberg (1782-1854)
Climb a mountain, or a hill. At the top, honor Wotan. Send us photos and share your story. For Inspiration, see the pictures on this website.
Wotan on the Peaks!
“We are working out of town, away from our families and away from our home, feeling like disconnected wanderers. We felt the calling to the wilds, the calling to the mountains….. we felt the calling of Wotan.
We trekked up the mountain to raven’s rock, an overlook of the nearby valleys and mountains and honored Wotan with a blot and asked that our people hear and answer the same call we have felt.”
Year of the ᛏ
“The existence of our people is not negotiable.”
This is more sophisticated than “Runes at Random,” because they require a more sophisticated level of runic knowledge and practice.
These three books, from left to right, will tell you what you need to know for deeper rune work, or “weaponizing the runes.”
Refer also, to our list of recommended reading in the upcoming book: The Spear.
This is a mass ritual in honor of Wotan/Odin/Woden on a global scale! On the ninth day of each month, join hundreds of men and women around the world in honoring the High One – preferably at 9 PM in your time zone. Post pictures and a description on social media. Go to t.me/odinworldprayerday and leave a post. This is a mass ritual in honor of Wotan/Odin/Woden on a global scale!
Normally we don’t like gym selfies, but this is different: Don a Wotan Network tee shirt or tank top after your workout, or hold a Wotan Network banner, and post it. Send it to us, too, and we’ll post it far and wide! Email
DOING STUFF? CLIMBING PEAKS FOR WOTAN? LEAVING RUNES IN THE WILD? PUTTING UP STICKERS? SPREADING MEMES? USING ANY OF THE OTHER SUGGESTIONS IN THE SPEAR? …TELL US ABOUT IT AND WE WILL TELL THE WORLD!
Send us an email describing your activity, along with photos if you can, to email@example.com, with “Throw the Spear!” in your title. We will edit for suitability and taste. The standards in Chapter Four of The Spear – “Fighting the Fight” – are our guidelines; this is a serious propaganda and spirituality effort, not a “vent-your-anger” session or a “see what a bad boy I am” advertisement.