Author: Hermann Pálsson
The Concept of the Goddess
Author: Sandra Billington, Miranda Green
The Concept of the Goddess explores the function and nature of goddesses and their cults in many cultures, including: * Celtic * Roman * Norse * Caucasian * Japanese traditions. The contributors explore the reasons for the existence of so many goddesses in the mythology of patriarchal societies and show that goddesses have also assumed more masculine roles, with war, hunting and sovereignty being equally important aspects of their cults.
A description and discussion of the Norse gods and goddesses, including a comparison with those in the Greek myths.
About this book... Before we begin to look at the details of Stephen J. Gould and Immanuel Velikovsky Essays in the Continuing Velikovsky Affair, its intellectual and historical backgrounds must be clearly established. We are dealing, of course, with the Immanuel Velikovsky story, which the unfamiliar reader will grasp more easily if it is seen as falling into four separate areas: 1. Velikovsky's highly revolutionary, catastrophic theories, 2. the Velikovsky Affair, which is the sordid and vicious response to those ideas by mainstream, American science, 3. the impressive amount of evidence, especially from the space probes, which has accumulated in mainstream science since 1950 in support of Velikovsky's theories and predictions, and 4. catastrophist science, or research by Velikovsky's supporters in a number of fields, published in hundreds of scholarly articles, which constitutes a parallel universe to mainstream, traditional, uniformitarian science.
"Carries the historical reinterpretation of the sagas a big step forward."--Jesse L. Byock, author of "The Saga of the Volsungs"
An introduction to the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece.
In addition to exercise and diet, this account covers such topics as human growth, body parts, and health.
This title features the gods, themes, characters and art in each mythology. Along with illustrations, the text covers aspects of global mythology - religions, beliefs, customs and rituals. Packed with over 400 illustrations, including maps of each region.
Poems of the Elder Edda
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
The great poetic tradition of pre-Christian Scandinavia is known to us almost exclusively though the Poetic Edda. The poems originated in Iceland, Norway, and Greenland between the ninth and thirteenth centuries, when they were compiled in a unique manuscript known as the Codex Regius. The poems are primarily lyrical rather than narrative. Terry's readable translation includes the magnificent cosmological poem Völuspá ("The Sibyl's Prophecy"), didactic poems concerned with mythology and the everyday conduct of life, and heroic poems, of which an important group is concerned with the story of Sigurd and Brynhild. Poems of the Elder Edda will appeal to students of Old Norse, Icelandic, and Medieval literature, as well as to general readers of poetry.