The Mercury-Woden Complex


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The Mercury-Wodan Complex

176 pages, paperback
Publisher: Books on Demand
ISBN: 978-3-8448-0750-9
Size: 14,8 x 1 x 21 cm

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’


Tacitus, Adam of Bremen, Paul the Deacon, Bede, rune fibula