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!!> BOOKS ✻ Heathen Gods in Old English Literature ✴ Author Richard North – Webpolitics.us

Heathen Gods in Old English Literature BOOKS Heathen Gods In Old English Literature Richard North Polishdarling.co.uk 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.

!!> BOOKS ✻ Heathen Gods in Old English Literature  ✴ Author Richard North – Webpolitics.us
  • Paperback
  • 392 pages
  • Heathen Gods in Old English Literature
  • Richard North
  • English
  • 04 December 2018
  • 0521030269

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  1. says:

    This is a highly speculative interdisciplinary approach to Anglo Saxon Paganism that explores some of thecurious passages in Old English literature that are thought to contain references to the Germanic gods For those reared on David Wilson s standard work on Anglo Saxon Paganism, Richard North disregards Wilson s archaeological and place name approach to the subject by using the odd references to Ing in poems such as Beowulf and Exodus and comparing them with Norse literary texts While This is a highly speculative interdisciplinary approach to Anglo Saxon Paganism that explores some of thecurious passages in Old English literature that are thought to contain references to the Germanic gods For those reared on David Wilson s standard work on Anglo Saxon Paganism, Richard North disregards Wilson s archaeological and place name approach to the subject by using the odd references to Ing in poems such as Beowulf and Exodus and comparing them with Norse literary texts While yes, there s major problems to approaching the subject from this angle and a book of this type will always prove controversial The first stumbling block is that most Old English texts cannot be sufficiently dated, nor a place of composition be established, therefore we cannot know whether a text has any Scandinavian infl...


  2. says:

    I m not sure what Dionysis has to do with Anglo Saxon Heathenism, but I understand the background of Tolkien s Ents better after reading this book.


  3. says:

    Clarity This sets the record straight and should be required reading for anyone that considers themselves knowledgeable in lore and history I recommend this to those willing to take a second look at what they think they know and understand Notes and reference included on each page I could not put this book down It will be a reference guide for me going forward Outstanding Odin is looked at with new eyes here and you can clearly see his role in the conversion and how it facilitated, perhap Clarity This sets the rec...


  4. says:

    This is an extremely awesome thesis on Norse mythology, but it does require the reader to be very familiar not only with Norse mythology and texts, but a great deal of Classical mythology as well I ll probably getout of this after I hunt down those primary texts and brush up _


  5. says:

    I ve been taken for a ride I like it.

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