My name is Maria Kvilhaug, and I am an historian of religions. I graduated with a master degree in Old Norse mythology and initiation rituals. My master dissertation was the later published work “The Maiden with the Mead – A Goddess of Initiation in Old Norse Myths?”
I run the youtube-channel Earth Mythic Library under the username LadyoftheLabyrinth, which is inspired by the Minoan term “Labyrinthos Potnia”. Labyrinths and labyrinth games and legends with a lady/maiden in the middle abounded in Scandinavian prehistory.
CLARIFICATIONS: NORSE MYTHS WERE CREATED A THOUSAND YEARS BEFORE HITLER GOT SHAT INTO THIS WORLD. HENCE THESE MYTHS AND LEGENDS AND THE ENTIRE NORSE CULTURE AND HEATHEN RELIGIONS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH HITLER OR ANYTHING REMOTELY ASSOCIATED WITH HIM! Because of that fool (above, wont even have to re-write that name) who abused Norse symbols and myths for his own sick ideology, we who research Old Norse Heathenism, myths and legends are sometimes suspected of being racist or fascist even when that is not in any way the case. I am NOT racist and NOT racist-friendly. I know I have followers of many kinds but as long as I am not confronted with particular incidents I cannot take responsibility for who likes my work or not – I know that I have never said or written anything that could be interpreted as such. I have absolutely no “racial” issues whatsoever and I really dont give a XXXX about where anybody is from and what they look like (unless they are attractive, that might just alert my interest). I take an historical and spiritual approach to Old Norse myths and legends and consider them on the line with Buddhist, Hindu and classical philosophical scriptures, part of a pan-human Heritage. If I talk about cultural roots and ancestral roots, it is because such roots matter to all people wherever they are from. Those who are secure in their roots and their identity will never need to feel threatened by or look down on the roots and identities of others.