Copies of MINE EYES ARE THE LIGHTNING: IN PRAISE OF THOR THE THUNDER-GOD, edited by Troy Southgate, are now available to pre-order. The book is approximately 180 pages in length and costs just 20 EUROS with free postage to anywhere in the world. The PayPal address is firstname.lastname@example.org and you can find more details below. Cover designed by grafX (www.ilbardo.info)
THE scourge of lumbering giants and monsters from the unfathomable ocean depths, mighty sentinel of the unpredictable firmament, Thor has fired the North European imagination for many centuries and his popularity is now greater than ever before. Wielding his mighty hammer, Mjölnir, this formidable god of the deafening thunderclap and fearsome lightning-strike is often portrayed as a very one-dimensional entity who is prone to the occasional disaster. This volume seeks to explore the comparatively more complex and multi-faceted nature of Asgard's famous storm-bringer, taking him beyond the realms of popular culture and restoring him to his rightful place at the heart of Germanic mythology. Chapters include Materfamilias: Thor's Earth-Mother (Troy Southgate), Contemporary Understandings of Thor's Hammer Amulets in the Asatru Movement (Richard Rudgley), The Axe-God and Hammer-God (Wulf Ingessunu), Thor: Ancient Truth and Modern Myth (Richard J. Levy), The Attributes of Thor (Piercarlo Bormida), Thor the Giant-Slayer: Last Bastion of Paganism (Alessandro Revan), Thor: The Hero-God with a Thousand Faces (Chad Crowley), Thunor, Friend of Farmer (Gregory Elliott), God of the Working Class (Wyatt Kaldenberg), The Ragnarok 'MetaThor' (Colin S. Lockwood), The Worship of Thor in England (Osred) and Thor the Drengr: Divine Embodiment of "Manliness" (Alessandro Revan).