The Maiden With The Mead

The Maiden With The Mead Students Of The Poetic Edda Have Long Ignored A Seemingly Unassuming, Yet Most Important Mythical Character Namely The Mead Offering Maiden That Appears At The Heart Of Many A Myth And Heroic Legend This Study Shows How The Maiden With The Mead Appears At The Climax Of A Ritual Structure Within The Myths A Structure That Clearly Is Based On Pagan Initiation Rituals The Maiden Is The Aim Of The Initiation And Its Consecration Her Mead Is The Mead That Transfers Knowledge, Wisdom And Indeed Resurrection To The Initiate The Study Also Shows That Although The Maiden Appears With Different Names And Different Status She May Be A Goddess, A Valkyrie, Or Giantess She Is Always The Same Being The Great Goddess Of Light Hidden In The Utter Darkness Of Death Only The Initiate That Overcomes His Fears May Find Her In That Ghastly Realm And Bring Himself And The Goddess Back To Life And To Resurrection This Study Shows The Immense Importance Of This Underlying Myth And The Ritual Which It Reflects, And Throws New Light On Old Norse Religious Practice And How To Interpret Edda Poetry. My wish to learn profoundly about the Being known as Odin, Vuotan, Wotanaz, lead me to read this book It has proven to be an excellent, in depth analysis of the Old Norse poems called the Edda s Maria Kvilhaug shows that the Edda s contain hidden knowledge of a secret ritualistic initiation, through a Maiden mythology that contains esoteric symbolism and describes a prominent role for the Being Odin Similar concepts what feature in the Edda s, can also be found in other Ancient Sacred Texts from complete other cultures The striking thing is that Maria analyses the poems is such a way that the reader can easily deduct for themselves the different patterns, which I believe were used to teach people who could understand them to be able to put the lessons into practice or leave them as wonderful stories for people who were obscured to the hidden meaning This is definitely a great start if you want to learn about Ancient Nordic and Germanic symbolism, explained c

[BOOKS] ✰ The Maiden With The Mead  ✺ Maria Kvilhaug –
  • 160 pages
  • The Maiden With The Mead
  • Maria Kvilhaug
  • 01 July 2018
  • 9783639161359