The Witch Figure

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Venetia Newall
Psychology Press, 2004 - Social Science - 239 pages
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Katharine Briggs enjoys an unchallenged reputation in the world of folklore studies. The theme of this volume, the witch figure as a malevolent intermediary in folk belief, was chosen to reflect that aspect of Briggs's scholarship exemplified in her study of witchcraft, Pale Hecate's Team.
The contributors draw on the disciplines of archaeology, comparative religion, sociology and literature and include: Carmen Blacker, H.R. Ellis Davidson, Margaret Dean-Smith, L.V. Grinsell, Christina Hole, Venetia Newall, Geoffrey Parrinder, Anne Ross, Jacqueline Simpson, Beatrice White, John Widdowson.
Originally published in 1973.
  

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Contents

Hostile Magic in the Icelandic Sagas
20
The Ominous Wood
42
Witchcraft at some Prehistoric Sites
72
The Jew as a Witch Figure
123
Olaf Tryggvason versus the Powers of Darkness
165
Cains Kin
188
Publications by Katharine M Briggs
221
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Venetia Newall, MA, FRGS, FRSA, is an Anglo-American. She was a former correspondent of 'The Times' who travelled in 120 foreign countries and wrote, lectured and broadcasted on folklore, contributing to many scholarly publications in this field.

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