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The Maiden With The Mead: A Goddess Of Initiation Rituals In Old Norse Mythology?
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. Th ...more
Published 2009 by VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
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