The study of Norse or Germanic mythology has long been the guarded province of scholars. Unfortunately, few breakthroughs in terms of new interpretations have been forthcoming in recent years. Neopagan groups referring to themselves as Asatruar, literally those who believe in the Aesir or “Gods”, have charted their own course in regards to deciphering the symbols and motifs found embedded in Norse...
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 10, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 4926406
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August Hunt’s book has been on my to-read list for nearly 2 years. Sadly, it always fell down the list, or went into the “Later Bin” when I needed a break for the constantly influx of PDFs and academia around Asatru and Germanic Heathenry. Not to men...
these approaches, though admirable in intent, have often yielded wildly undisciplined or simplistic and naïve analyses. The present volume strives to achieve a “middle ground” between the severe strictures of academia and the ever-evolving and very individualistic belief systems of modern-day spiritual Vikings. It is with this goal in mind that the author presents thirty essays that he hopes will serve to fill the void in critical yet creative approaches to the unresolved problems posed by key elements of Norse myth.