The Seed of Yggdrasill
Et Nyt lys over gammel Myter!
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, 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. Kvilhaug has translated the original ancient Norse manuscripts and approaches the Poems as metaphor for traditional ritual and rites of passage in the ancient cultures of Scandinavia. Her insights open up the poems to reveal a whole new world where the Tree of life, the red-gold of wisdom and goddess of death and renewal are central to an almost forgotten way of life.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.