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The Masks of Odin:

Wisdom of the Ancient Norse

By Elsa-Brita Titchenell

This fresh translation and commentary on the principal lays of the Elder Edda opens a time capsule which has been sealed since remote antiquity when science, philosophy, and religion were one. It decodes the tales of gods, heroes, elves, and dwarfs, yielding an overview of the cosmic cycles of life on the many levels of the World Tree. "The myths live on. This is the eternal mystery: the indestructible core of truth, garbed in a hundred guises, which has inspired mankind through all ages."

Elsa-Brita Titchenell (1915-2002) was born in Uppsala, Sweden, educated in Stockholm, Shanghai, and England, and served on the Theosophical Society's international headquarters staff from 1948.

  • 5 1/2 x 8 1/4, 316 pages, glossary, index
  • $28.00 cloth ISBN 978-0-911500-72-1
  • $19.00 softcover ISBN 978-0-911500-73-8

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