|Tutelary god. He is mentioned beside Woden and Thunor as one of the deities to be renounced at Christian baptism. As Saxneat he was allegedly the founder of the Saxon royal dynasty in Essex. The name may derive from the word sahsginot meaning companion of the sword. He may also equate with the German god Tyr....
|The Old English name as used by the Anglo-Saxons for the Germanic god Woden, known more commonly as the Norse god Odin.