VOTAN is the Old Black God of War. And my goodness, he is old. He’s so old that no-one quite remembers who he is. He was very very old with no teeth even when he was first worshipped, which was so long ago it may have been before time began.
We don’t know how black he is either. His face may be painted black, or he might just have been cleaning the chimney or living in a cave for too long. But perhaps it’s the fumes from the potent black cigars he smokes. If you like the good old days and haven’t yet given up smoking, VOTAN could be the God for you.
Appropriately enough, we are in the dark concerning his household arrangements. He may even be married to IXCHEL.
But lo, there is some faint light shining in the darkness. He is also known as God L, and it appears that, L stands for Live Percussion. Yes, VOTAN is a God of Drums. He invented the art of drum solos in his skin-tight and drumboogie days. We will bring you further information when we track down which band he is currently playing in.