Wotan: divine inspiration for Hitler’s ‘Wild Things’
“On rough nights I go sometimes / To the oak of Wotan in the still garden / To make a pact with dark forces. The moonlight makes runes appear. Those that were sunbathed during the day / Become small before the magic formula.”
“The youthful Hitler was much more attracted to the Teutonic myths of ancient Germany; he particularly liked pretending to be Wotan, the god of death and destruction – one who constantly demanded human sacrifice.
Ominously [and as it turned out, quite fittingly], one of Hitler’s favorite paintings, by von Stuck, was of Wotan, the mad huntsman.
The face of Wotan in the painting bore a chilling resemblance to Hitler’s own face.”
Bob Rosio, Hitler And The New Age