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Heathen gods in Old English literature

Author: Richard North
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England, 22.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richard North offers an interesting view of Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian paganism and mythology in the pre-Viking and Viking age, with special reference to a pre-Christian god known as Ingui. He  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Freyr, (divinité nordique)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard North
ISBN: 0521551838 9780521551830
OCLC Number: 36178512
Description: xvi, 374 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England, 22.
Responsibility: Richard North.
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