Home » Heathen Gods in Old English Literature by Richard North
Heathen Gods in Old English Literature Richard North

Heathen Gods in Old English Literature

Richard North

Published
ISBN : 9780521030267
Paperback
392 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

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 Bedes history of the Anglo-Saxon conversion with reference to a godMoreRichard 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 Bedes 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.