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Heathen Gods in Old English Literature : Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England - Richard North

Heathen Gods in Old English Literature

Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England

By: Richard North, Simon Keynes (Editor), Andy Orchard (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th June 2004
ISBN: 9780521551830
Number Of Pages: 392

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Richard North offers a complete revision of our view of Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian paganism and mythology in the pre-Viking and Viking age. He discusses the pre-Christian gods of Bede's history of the Anglo-Saxon conversion with reference to a god known as Ingui. Using expert knowledge of comparative literary material from Old Norse-Icelandic and other Old Germanic languages, North reconstructs the slender Old English evidence in an imaginative and original treatment of poems such as "Deor" and "The Dream of the Rood."

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List of abbreviations
Nerthus and Terra Mater: Anglian religion in the first century
Ingui of Bernicia
Ingui's cult remembered: Ing and the ingefolc
Woden's witchcraft
'Uoden de cuius stirpe': the role of Woden in royal genealogy
Aspects of Ingui: -geot and Geat
The cult of Ingui in Beowulf
Ingui's marriage: natural phenomena
Ingui's death: the world-tree sacrifice
Paulinus and the stultus error: the Anglo-Saxon conversion
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ISBN: 9780521551830
ISBN-10: 0521551838
Series: Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 26th June 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 16.46  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.72