Votan and other short stories by John James. The son of a greek Doctor/priest of Apollo has to leave the Roman colony of Vindabona(modern Vienna) after his affair with the wife of the Garrison's commander is discovered. Heads north with some German friends, hijnks ensue and he ends up the the basis for the myths about the God Woden/Votan/Odin amongst the Germanic speaking peoples. Interesting as Woden/Odin is believed to be a late edition to this Germanic pantheons. Tyr is believed to behave been the original chief god as he like roman Jupiter, greek Zeus, Vedic Dyaus and luwian Tiwaz is a Version of the proto Info European Dyeus Pinter(Sky father) god. Partially an inspiration for Neil Gaimann and his American God's novel as he read Votan as a teenager and Gaiman provided the forward to the edition I am reading.