Wolfs-Head: Óðinn, The Ecstatic God of Tethers and Skin-Turning; Volume II of the Óðinn Trilogy, in Two Parts: Skin-Turners & Shape-Shifters; Tethers of Law and Death. Shani OATES.

Wolfs-Head: Óðinn, The Ecstatic God of Tethers and Skin-Turning; Volume II of the Óðinn Trilogy, in Two Parts: Skin-Turners & Shape-Shifters; Tethers of Law and Death

Montreal, Canada: Anathema Publishing, 2020. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. [5.25 x 8.5 inches]. 240pp. Bound in shimmering ‘Ice Blue’ Italian book cloth, with gilt lettering, borders and publisher's devices to spine, blind stamped device to upper board, fine black textured endpages, appendices, bibliography. Illustrated throughout by Blood & Fire Ritual Art, archive-quality paper. The standard hardcover edition - limited to 700 hand numbered copies. Another important work from Shani Oates: Volume II of the Óðinn Trilogy, in Two Parts: Skin-Turners & Shape-Shifters; Tethers of Law and Death. From the publisher's write up: "Óðinn’s identity as the Ecstatic God of the Tethers of Law and Death, is least recognised through his Skin-Turning and Shape-shifting techniques as gifts of the highest craft he imparts to a shamanic warrior elite. Those themes are explored in this volume, alighting upon a wide range of magics and histories identified within the Óðinnic cultus. Medieval source materials yield a wealth of information relating to Totemism; Ritual Guising; the Berserkir and Úlfhéðnar as Óðinn’s True Wolf Warriors; Motifs of Magical Beasts in Battle; the Wælceasega as Carrion Host; the Law and Covenants relating to W?r-loga; Outlawry; She-Wulves; The Red Thread of Wyrd, Warding and Binding the Dead, Varðlo(k)kur - the call to spirit; Dragons, the Wyrm, and finally, to the malefic sorcery of the Dog Heads of War, The Zmei, The Roggenwolf and the Bukka, whose presence in the wheat, rye and barley knots of the blessed harvest grains, all wend a path through to the real St George, to Green George." NEW book in Fine condition. (No dust jacket as issued). Item #66693
ISBN: 9781989339053

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