Germanic gods and bogeymen

6th April 2001 at 01:00
I THOUGHT Ian Whitwham's article "Only for the mad and bad" (TES, March 23) was great.

I am a little disappointed, however, that a fellow English teacher should say Wotan belongs to the category "multicultural bogeymen and nutters".

Wotan (or Wodn or Odin), is the chief god of the Germanic tribes and thus of the Angles, Saxons and Jutes who, with the Norsemen, make up the English people. The title of "bogeyman" for our religion should be bestowed on Loke.

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