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Heathen Gods in Old English Literature (Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England #22)

Richard North, North Richard, Simon Keynes (Editor)

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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.

Cambridge University Press, 9780521551830, 392pp.

Publication Date: November 12, 1997