By John James,

Book cover of Votan

Book description

In the second century AD, a Greek nobleman is travelling and living abroad in Germany while carrying on an affair with a military man's wife. When discovered, he takes an emergency business trip to save his life and packs amongst his belongings certain items that lead the people he encounters…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked Votan as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Just who was the Germanic God who carried many variations of the name, Wodin, Odin, Oðin, Votan, Wodan, Photan? What is the actual story behind the Germanic/Norse mythology he features in? This novel is an extremely amusing explanation that in fact he was a rather dodgy trader who, partly because of his earlier occupation as a doctor, ends up as a god in all of Germania, as do his also dodgy mates and promiscuous wife. 

A previous knowledge of the mythology helps, but is not essential. I found it very funny and it was one of the inspirations for my…

Want books like Votan?

Our community of 10,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like Votan.

Browse books like Votan

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in Odin, Norse mythology, and Germany?

10,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about Odin, Norse mythology, and Germany.

Odin Explore 12 books about Odin
Norse Mythology Explore 61 books about Norse mythology
Germany Explore 469 books about Germany