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At Elder Shrines

Exploring the Pagan FranksTitle: At Elder Shrines
Subtitle: Exploring the Pagan Franks
Author: GardenStone (Gunivortus Goos)
Format: Softcover
Pages: 568
Illustrations: 36 maps, illustrated
Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.7 x 1.3 inch
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: BoD
Language: English
ISBN: 9783744872324

Description:
In this book, the Franks play the central role, specifically, during the time in which they were pagans. Their name appeared as early as the 3rd century as Germanic marauding bands from the Lower Rhine raided Gaul, and precisely there the timeframe of the book begins and, with a few digressions, ends with the baptism of the Frankish king Clovis.
The books leads step-by-step through the time, from the first Frankish warlords with their bands greedy for booty in the partially unprotected and wealthy Gaul, where the people lived in relative peace and prosperity), up to the first great kingdom under the Merovingian king Clovis.
Except for the chapter with the sources at the end and the preface, this book contains 17 narrative chapters, and each of them is centered around a specific theme. The titles of the chapters point clearly to their contents, such as "Sketching the Last Centuries of the (Western) Roman Empire", "Early Mentions of the Franks", "Paganism, Cults and Deities", "Society and Culture", "The Migration Period", etc.

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Wild Hunt and Furious Host

Title: Wild Hunt and Furious Host
Subtitle: A Literary Prowl
Author: GardenStone (Gunivortus Goos)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 266
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Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.6 x 9.7 inch, 481g
Publication date: 01 Jul 2013
Publisher: BoD
Language: English
ISBN: 9783732248384

 

Description:
Processions of the dead, ghost armies, supernatural hunters, armies from the underworld, who pursue or hunt through the sky or on the earth, appear all over the world in very different forms in mythology and folk belief. This book takes you on a walk through a historical-literary landscape of that popular belief, more specifically the areas where the Wild Hunt, the Wild Hunter and the Furious Host occur. What makes this book perhaps different from many others, is that there lies a strong emphasis on the multitude of included original sources and texts from the Middle Ages. It will also be examined and analyzed whether the popular assumption of an ancient connection between Woden and the Wild Hunter or the Furious Host was indeed passed down from pagan times. However, not just the possible underlying 'theories' are offered; the original sources of the testimonies and many retold folk tales are also important parts too. The opulence of illustrations - including the cover picture - have their important functions too, as they underpin and enrich the text itself as well as envoke visually sentiments.

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Goddess Holle

Title: Goddess Holle
Author: Gunivortus Goos
Format: Softcover
Pages: 428
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Dimensions: 172 x 221 x 26mm, 740g
Publication date: 30 Sep 2019
Publisher: BoD
Language: English
ISBN: 9783749496662

 

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After the first German edition in 2001 and a second edition in 2006 (which was in 2011 also published in English), there is now a very heavily revised 3rd edition of the book "Goddess Holle". Even though the basic framework of the 2nd edition has been retained, not only are minor and major errors corrected, but all chapters, the book calls them 'paths', are supplemented with many additional new parts (in varying degrees). This new book has therefore become considerably more extensive, in quantity there are about 182 pages more than in the 2nd edition; it contains more fairy tales, many more folktales, more hiking trails, more poetry and more plants that have a connection to Holle. In addition, the chapter about Customs and Traditional Folk Knowledge has been significantly changed and supplemented, and so is the chapter "Researchers and their Research" in which the latest available research sources have been incorporated, and theories, theses, etc. have also been added that were not in the previous edition.
To the concluding path 'Culinary delights with Frau Holle' also were quite a few recipes added.
The many illustrations, of which about 115 in color (including 14 maps), form a significant extension as well to the previous edition.

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Germanic Magic

Title: Germanic Magic
Subtitle: Runes: Their History, Mythology and Use in Modern Magical Practice
Author: Gunivortus Goos
Format: Softcover
Pages: 496
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Dimensions: 169 x 221 x 38mm, 1,076g
Publication date: Sept. 27, 2019
Publisher: BoD
Language: English
ISBN: 9783749497942

Description:
The three parts of the book are separated fields and deal with different facets of the runes.
Part 1 gives, among other things, a fair summarizing historical overview, whereby corresponding finds and their possible interpretations are not left out.
Part 2 offers many passages in related mythology and the Norse sagas where runes occur, the corresponding quotes are included.
These two parts form an important foundation for the third part, which deals with the use of runes in modern magical-practical usage.
After decades of study of various western streams and schools of magic and a thorough study of the runes, the author has managed to combine both. The result is a unique modern rune magic, which is presented in the third part of the book.

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Gods of the Germanic Peoples (Volume 1)

Title: Gods of the Germanic Peoples (Volume 1)
Subtitle: From Roman times to the Viking Age
Author: GardenStone (Gunivortus Goos)
Format: Softcover
Pages: 328
Illustrations: 45 illustrations in color and 60 in graytones
Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.7 inch
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: BoD
Language: English
ISBN: 9783734732010

Description:
This work, containing two volumes, offers information about over 270 deities of the Germanic peoples and covers the time from the Roman Era – the first centuries CE in which the Roman Empire enfolded large parts of the territories of Europe where Germanic peoples lived – up until the Viking Age. The scientific information is accompanied with many new ‘myths’ and a rich amount of illustrations. All together it presents a much more vivid presentation than solely dry scholarly information could offer.
This volume 1 contains a longer background introduction and the deity information from A to J(arnsaxe).

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Gods of the Germanic Peoples (Volume 2)

Title: Gods of the Germanic Peoples (Volume 2)
Subtitle: From Roman times to the Viking Age
Author: GardenStone (Gunivortus Goos)
Format: Softcover
Pages: 311
Illustrations: 42 illustrations in color and 41 in black/white (graytones)
Dimensions: 17,3 x 2,7 x 22,3 cm
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: BoD
Language: English
ISBN: 9783734733918

Description:
This work, containing two volumes, offers information about over 270 deities of the Germanic peoples and covers the time from the Roman Era – the first centuries CE in which the Roman Empire enfolded large parts of the territories of Europe where Germanic peoples lived – up until the Viking Age. The scientific information is accompanied with many new ‘myths’ and a rich amount of illustrations. All together it presents a much more vivid presentation than solely dry scholarly information could offer.
This volume 2 contains the deity information from J(echa) to the end and a longer informational afterword.

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Eostre  Ostara  Eostar

Title: Eostre  Ostara  Eostar
Subtitle: Facts, assumptions, conjectures, speculations, guesses and nonsens
Author: GardenStone (Gunivortus Goos)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 122
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Dimensions: 148 x 210 x 7mm | 154g
Publication date: 15 Oct. 15, 2015
Publisher: BoD
Language: English
ISBN: 9783738655773

Description:
Was a Germanic goddess Eostre or Ostara ever honored in the old days? Are Easter and the German 'Ostern' named after her? Does the widespread Easter lore have roots in ancient pagan rituals? The answers to these questions are disputed among both laymen and scholars. Often it can be hard to distinguish between faith and facts. Therefore, the available sources have been brought together in this book and offered with explanatory notes. However, it is left to the reader to consider whether in Germany a goddess Ostara, Eostar or Ostera was worshiped as was Eostre in England.

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The Nerthus claim

Title: The Nerthus claim
Author: GardenStone (Gunivortus Goos)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 170
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Dimensions: 148 x 210 x 9mm | 209g
Publication date: Feb. 24, 2012
Publisher: BoD
Language: English
ISBN: 9783842351264

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Hardly any other scripture from the time of the Roman Empire of about two thousand years ago has stirred up so much excited attention as the "Germania" of Tacitus. Only from this ethnographic essay do we know the name Nerthus, a goddess who should have been venerated by seven smaller Germanic tribes. Much of what the "Germania" tells us is meanwhile highly doubted. The 1st century original no longer exists; the intact copies were on their part copied from older "Germania" texts, which were also just copies. The existing copies are not identical to each other. That causes many question marks, which also concern this goddess Nerthus. This book is an attempt to place some exclamation marks in front of that, and is sometimes deliberately provocative.

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The Mercury-Woden Complex

Title: The Mercury-Woden Complex
Author: GardenStone (Gunivortus Goos)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
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Dimensions: 148 x 210 x 10mm | 218g
Publication date: 17 Nov 2011
Publisher: BoD
Language: English
ISBN: 9783844807509

Description:
It was about two thousand years ago the Roman historian Tacitus reported the Germanics venerated Mercury above all. He meant a Germanic God he equated with Mercury. Because Tacitus didn't denominate the name of that God, it had to be interpreted. Many centuries later scholars widely agreed that the name of this God must be Woden. Today that opinion is still taken as evidence. This assumption is assayed here on the basis of available primary sources - the result suggests serious doubts about the entrenched view. This book requires the willingness to leave comfortable and well-traveled, often-repeated views to examine unbiasedly apparent 'self-evidence facts'.

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