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Heathen Gods in Old English Literature

Heathen Gods in Old English Literature

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England

  • Date Published: January 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521551830

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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."

    • Offers different interpretations of well-known Old English poems
    • Links with Germanic and Scandinavian literatures
    • Revision of the prevailing view of Woden as the leading Anglo-Saxon god
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    "Heathen Gods in Old English Literature is a clever book, packed full of interesting data and provocative speculations, bristling with erudition. For its part, Cambridge University Press has, as usual, produced a good-looking and well-proofread book....North has undisputed integrative talent, imagination, and intellecual courage. His book is filled with astute observations, inspired guesses and exciting analyses." Oren Falk, Envoi

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1998
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521551830
    • length: 392 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 159 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.655kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    List of abbreviations
    1. Nerthus and Terra Mater: Anglian religion in the first century
    2. Ingui of Bernicia
    3. Ingui's cult remembered: Ing and the ingefolc
    4. Woden's witchcraft
    5. 'Uoden de cuius stirpe': the role of Woden in royal genealogy
    6. Aspects of Ingui: -geot and Geat
    7. The cult of Ingui in Beowulf
    8. Ingui's marriage: natural phenomena
    9. Ingui's death: the world-tree sacrifice
    10. Paulinus and the stultus error: the Anglo-Saxon conversion
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Richard North, University College London

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