Maria Kvilhaug is also known as Lady of the Labyrinth. She is a Norwegian author, historian and content producer in the area of Norse religion, folklore and magic. Born in Oslo, Norway, in 1975, Maria studied History of Religions, History, Philosophy and Old Norse Philology at the University of Oslo. She graduated in 2004 with an MA degree.
“The poets who created the myths as we know them were taught to reveal deep spiritual meanings through metaphors, or, as Snorri put it, they were taught to understand that which was subtly sung and hidden in symbols. What is revealed in the Edda is a spiritual path where the illusions of the gods are destroyed to reveal an even greater reality behind them. The Edda poems may not be representative of the lost common folk beliefs in Pagan times, but they certainly represent an ancient lore of spiritual and metaphysical mysteries, an outright philosophy, that in certain aspects is even sometimes close to what we today know as science.” – Maria Kvilhaug, The Seed of Yggdrasill