Woden: A Historical Companion (Paperback)

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All-father, warlord, runemaster, kingmaker, healer-manifold aspects, numerous stories. This book brings together the written and physical evidence for the god called Woden or inn (Odin) in his many guises spanning more than a thousand years. Drawing on the latest interpretations of literary evidence and recent archaeological discoveries, Pollington assembles an impressive array of data to cast a fresh light on the origins and later history of the enigmatic god of war, magic, death, and secret wisdom.

Sources discussed range from Greco-Roman works to early runic inscriptions, Lombard origin tales to conversion narratives, genealogies to charms to Eddic poems, runestones and picture stones to armor and funerary furniture. With source texts provided in their original languages and in English translations, this book serves as an invaluable guide to a dynamic religious tradition practiced across large parts of northern Europe in the Iron Age and for centuries after.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781961361072
ISBN-10: 1961361078
Publisher: Uppsala Books
Publication Date: February 1st, 2024
Pages: 588
Language: English