Behind the name GardenStone hides a Dutch author who, with the choice of that name, both tries to protect his private life while making it clear that his nom de plume is a pseudonym. At home in the beautiful Taunus Hills in Germany he actualizes his writing projects, which almost all employ in-depth research based on serious attempts to maintain a high scientific level. Nevertheless, he does not see academically educated people as his primary audience. Because he hopes to reach a much wider reading public, a strong accent of his books lies in the use of conversational language and effortless reading. GardenStone's research in gathering information about gods and goddesses of the Germanic peoples started in 2000 and reaches its perhaps preliminary end with the realization of this two-volume work.