Besides, there is the strongest external support for Woden in the very place which he occupies in the west-saxon pedigree.
Dialect: There is a considerable survival of older spellings from the west-saxon original.
The spelling has been made rigorously uniform throughout on an early west-saxon basis.
Forms with the slenderer, or more vocalic sounds, replace forms which in the west-saxon are broad or diphthongal.
Their object is clearly to connect the founder of the west-saxon royal house with Woden.
Nevertheless, the form in which his poems in full have come down to us is that of a west-saxon composition.
This book deals only with the west-saxon dialect in its earliest form.
This was probably at first a dry record, especially of important births and deaths in the west-saxon kingdom.
Indeed, it contains no pedigree of the west-saxon kings at all.
With the crown of the west-saxon kings, he had taken up their claims to supremacy over the whole island, and probably beyond it.