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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)

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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."

'... Richard North has produced an ambitious, learned, and timely contribution to a field understandably neglected ...' Medium 'vum

Preface
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
Bibliography
Index
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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
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 16.46  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.72