Wild Hunt and Furious Host
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.
- Paperback | 266 pages
- 189 x 246 x 14mm | 481g
- 01 Jul 2013
- BOOKS ON DEMAND
- Illustrations, black and white
GardenStone: Hi there! I'm called GardenStone which is my name as an author, and this is my short bio... I live in Usingen, a small city in the Taunus Hills in Germany. I'm not German though, but Dutch, which is also my mother tongue. I'm not really a professional writer, but I like researching topics concerning Germanic history and mythology and writing a book about such a topic seems to me a good way to finish a research.:) Originally my books are all written in German, from some of them translations were made in English and Dutch; except for the Goddess Holle book all other translations I've done myself, however, with massive help of several excellent proofreaders. If you like to communicate with me about one of my books or on some related topic, you can find me at: 1. https://www.facebook.com/pages/GardenStone/113589402001476 2. https://www.facebook.com/GardenStone 3. http://www.boudicca.de And, if you like, you can follow my blog at http://gardenstone.info