The Seed of Yggdrasill
- deciphering the hidden messages in Old Norse Myths - 2nd editionaf Maria Kvilhaug
The Seed of Yggdrasil - deciphering hidden messages in the Old Norse Myths, is a book long awaited by Mythology fans, Pagans seeking basis for ritual, and by the general academic historical society interested in the roots of Northern and Western culture. This is a fresh and exciting view on a very original subject and an authoritative peeling back of the layers of secrecy and time. In her first dissertation, 'The Lady with the Mead', Kvilhaug explored the fundamental thematic structure of several Edda poems defining what could only be explained as a Pagan initiation ritual. Such a discovery challenges any notion held by some critics that the Old Norse myths simply reflect the time in which they were written down, which was well after Christianity was introduced. The discovery of the ritual structure of the myths and the detailed accounts of the various stages of the ritual experience, strongly suggests that the myths do in fact reflect pre-Christian, Pagan religious practices.
- Whyte Tracks
- 13. September 2013