Name said to be derived from Wode (a storm giant) or the Germanic term for 'fury'. An ancient wild god of the forces of nature and death. Had two forms a benign life giving one and a dark life taking one, though these were but two sides of the same coin. Said to be 'Lord of the Wild Hunt', which rode through the winter skies.
Also a god channeled by Northern Shaman, whose aspects he took on as lord of wisdom, magick and craft.
Rose to prominence and merged with the ancient Indo-European Sky God, known as the All Father, completing this unique archetype
Developed further by the Vikings as Odin