Roles of the Northern Goddess

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 4, 2002 - Social Science - 224 pages
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While much work has been done on goddesses of the ancient world and the male gods of pre-Christian Scandinavia, the northern goddesses have been largely neglected. Roles of the Northern Goddess presents a highly readable study of the worship of these goddesses by men and women. 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 destiny of individuals.

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Pagan Europe is a tricky subject to study, due to many factors such as Christian hostility (but Christian writers being the main source material). There are the limits of archaeology to study religion ... Read full review

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