Re: Just who was Woten and why did he have a day?

This astrology site says,

"...there are seven days of the week and seven planets and each planet rules or is lord of one day: Sunday, the Sun; Monday, the Moon; Tuesday, Mars; Wednesday, Mercury; Thursday, Jupiter; Friday, Venus; and Saturday, Saturn...

The origin of the names of the days are explicitly planetary in medieval Latin: dies dominici (Sunday, the lord's day), die Lune, die Martis, die Mercuri, die Jovis, die Veneris, die Saturni.

In English the Teutonic equivalents of the Greek and Latin gods have been used for some of the names of the days, i.e. Tuesday is Tiw's day, the Teutonic god of war; Wednesday is Wotan's day; Thursday is Thor's day; Friday is Frigg's day..."

Not everybody likes this system, of course. Your mileage may vary.

Now if he wuz a dog instead, it would be much easier to undertand: Every dog has his day.