Friday, 4 May 2018

Review: Pagan Portals - Odin: The Norse Allfather

Morgan Daimler is a pagan author I have complete respect for. She balances meticulous research with an extensive knowledge of modern practices and writes in an accessible style.

Odin: Meeting the Norse Allfather is her latest publication in the Pagan Portals series. It offers an introduction to the head god of the Norse pantheon, looking at how he is portrayed in history and mythology as well as covering how to connect with Odin as a modern pagan.

Publisher Moon Books says about Odin: Meeting the Norse Allfather on its website:
Known by many names and with a wide array of characteristics Odin is a God who many people believe is just as active in the world today as he was a thousand years ago and more. A god of poetry he inspires us to create. A god of magic he teaches us to find our own power. A god of wisdom he challenges us to learn all we can. In this book you will find some of Odin's stories and history as well as anecdotes of what it can be like to honor him in the modern world.
Early chapters discuss how he is portrayed in the sagas and how he is viewed by modern pagans. Later there is an entire chapter on magic with Odin, looked at from a reconstructionist perspective. This is followed by another chapter of original prayers, poems and invocations to Odin and other Norse Gods.

Odin: Meeting the Norse Allfather is well written, informative and of practical use. It is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about the Allfather and is also a handbook for those who want to work with him spiritually and magically. I thoroughly recommend it.

Morgan Daimler's earlier books include The Morrigan - Meeting the Great Queens, Fairies: A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folk and Pagan Portals - Gods and Goddess of Ireland.

You can view Pagan Portals - Odin on Amazon.

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