Roles of the Northern Goddess

Roles of the Northern Goddess

by Dr Hilda Ellis Davidson, Hilda Ellis Davidson
     
 

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Roles of the Northern Goddess presents a highly readable study of the worship of the pre-Christian, Northern goddesses. With its use of evidence from early literature, popular tradition, legend and archaeology, this book investigates the role of the early hunting

goddess and the local goddesses who were involved in all aspects of the household and the farm.

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Roles of the Northern Goddess presents a highly readable study of the worship of the pre-Christian, Northern goddesses. With its use of evidence from early literature, popular tradition, legend and archaeology, this book investigates the role of the early hunting

goddess and the local goddesses who were involved in all aspects of the household and the farm. What emerges is that the goddess was both benevolent and destructive, a powerful figure closely concerned with birth and death and with the destiny of individuals.

point of view, since its content seems to have been carefully selected with that bifurcated potential audience in mind. Scandanavian Studies, Volume 71, Issue 3, Fall 1999

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415136112
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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