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- Myths and symbols in pagan Europe
- Hilda Ellis Davidson
- Myths and symbols in pagan Europe : early Scandinavian and Celtic religions
- Myths and symbols in pagan Europe: Early Scandinavian and Celtic religions
Germanic paganism refers to the various religious practices of the Germanic peoples from the Iron Age until Christianisation during the Middle Ages. Religious practices represented an essential element of early Germanic culture. From both archaeological remains and literary sources, it is possible to trace a number of common or closely related beliefs amid the Germanic peoples into the Middle Ages, when the last areas in Scandinavia were Christianized. Rooted in Proto-Indo-European religion , Proto-Germanic religion expanded during the Migration Period , yielding extensions such as Old Norse religion among the North Germanic peoples, the paganism practiced amid the continental Germanic peoples , and Anglo-Saxon paganism among the Old English-speaking peoples.
Myths and symbols in pagan Europe
Fri frakt. Alltid bra priser och snabb leverans. Most people know of Valhalla, the World-Tree and the gods of Norse mythology, or of the strange hunts and voyages of the ancient Irish tales. Yet few people realise the significance of the similarities and contrasts between the religions of the pre-Christian people of north-western Europe. Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters.
The Norse discovery and settlement of Iceland in the late ninth century AD offers a test case for the study of human impacts on previously unoccupied landscapes and the formation of new societies under challenging conditions. The Norse Viking Age settlement of the island serves as a cautionary tale about the anthropogenic destruction of fragile environments, while simultaneously providing lessons about the strategic management of marginal ecosystems and nuanced examples of societal evolution and secondary state formation. Archaeological investigation of these processes is complemented by oral traditions preserved in the Icelandic sagas. Although researchers debate the proper use of the sagas, the strength of recent research is its interdisciplinary nature, combining a suite of available tools of inquiry. These texts provide details of immense anthropological value, but they have distinct limitations because they are based on oral tradition and were written down a century or more after the Viking Age AD —
Figuring out which ones are the best can be a daunting task. Some are far superior to others in terms of the scope and accuracy of the information they present, as well as in writing style. Some are written for scholars or a more intellectual audience, while some are written for a more general audience and are written in a more entertaining and accessible way. This list was written with the intention of helping you to do exactly that. Here, I present ten of the best introductory books in the field last updated April , along with descriptions that are designed to help you figure out which book or books on Celtic mythology are the best matches for what you personally are looking for.
Hilda Ellis Davidson
Most people know of Valhalla, the World-Tree and the gods of Norse mythology, or the strange hunts and voyages of the ancient Irish tales. Yet, few people realize the significance of the similarities and contrasts between the religions of the pre-Christian people of north-western Europe. The Celts and Germans and Scandinavians had much in common in their religious practices and beliefs, and this is the first serious attempt that has been made to compare them. There are striking resemblances in their ideas about battle-goddesses and protective spirits, holy places, sacrificial rituals, divination and ideas about the Other World; and Myths and symbols in pagan Europe poses questions like: do such parallels go back to early times or are they owing to late Viking contact? English Deutsch Nederlands. Library All books.
Disability and Religious Diversity pp Cite as. The loneliness and isolation of those who have fled to the wilderness is poignant, but the struggle to become whole again is a strong undercurrent in the literature. Some of these figures succeed, while others die on the edge of society, unable to reintegrate and reclaim those aspects of civilized humanity that have been lost to them. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF. Skip to main content.
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Myths and symbols in pagan Europe: Early Scandinavian and Celtic religions
She was a scholar at the University of Cambridge and The Folklore Society , and specialized in the study of Celtic and Germanic religion and folklore. She specialized in the interdisciplinary study of Celtic , Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse religion and folklore, on which she was the author of numerous influential works. Davidson was a prominent member of The Folklore Society, and played an active role in the growth of folklore studies as a scientific discipline. Throughout her career, Davidson tutored a significant number of aspiring scholars in her fields of study, and was particularly interested in encouraging gifted women to pursue scholarly careers. Davidson began her academic career as an assistant lecturer in English at Royal Holloway, University of London — This was a pioneering approach, as the study of Old English and Old Norse in British academia at the time was strictly concerned with literary and linguistic concerns.
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