Woden Valley, Canberra

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Woden Valley, Canberra

Subject

ACT, Anglo-Saxon, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, god, James Murray, Norse, Odin, OÞin, suburb, Viking, Wednesday, Woden

Description

Woden Valley is an area in the Australian capital Canberra. ‘Woden’ was the name chosen by Dr James Murray for his property of 2500 acres purchased in 1837. He named it after the Anglo-Saxon god Woden (the Norse/Viking form is Odin/OÞin) who, as well as being a war god, was also a god of learning and poetry. The name Woden also survives in the day Wednesday (Woden’s day). Woden Valley today includes a suburb named Woden and a Woden Plaza.

Creator

McLeod, Shane

Date

24 July 2011

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Language

English

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Citation

“Woden Valley, Canberra,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed April 18, 2021, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/514.