Sheena McGrath's Njord and Skadi: A Myth Explored PDF

By Sheena McGrath

ISBN-10: 1910191035

ISBN-13: 9781910191033

Njord and Skadi: A delusion Explored delves into the tale of the Norse giantess Skadi and her unsatisfied marriage to the sea-god Njord: maybe specified in global literature because the story of a "sacred divorce". based as a chain of questions, writer Sheena McGrath makes use of the tale to open up the realm of Norse myths and tradition, and past them, to take a wide-ranging examine how myths paintings generally, dealing as she does so with a number of the extra theoretical questions of mythology. Even easy questions, like why Skadi has to settle on her husband via his ft by myself, are proven to open up every type of vistas, from Cinderella to medieval penitents to interpretations of fantasy within the nineteenth century.

Influences contain the paintings of the coed Margaret Clunies-Ross, who perspectives the clash among the gods and giants anthropologically, as a conflict over assets, entry to girls, and gear. This e-book even though doesn't begin from the belief that giants are evil or silly, yet treats them every piece as heavily because the gods. Njord and Skadi takes to the air from the author’s older e-book, Asyniur, which touched at the fable and its implications, yet used to be a way more common survey of Northern goddesses and women’s mysteries.

This booklet is for someone attracted to Norse fantasy, goddesses, or the “how and why” of delusion, and should in particular entice these prepared to query bought knowledge.

Sheena McGrath has had 3 books published:

•The sunlight Goddess: fable, Legend, and heritage (Cassell: 1997)
•Asyniur: Women’s Mysteries of the North (Capall Bann: 1997)
•Sun, Moon and Stars (Capall Bann: 2006)

She has additionally lately accomplished a brief e-book at the goddess Brigantia.

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