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Heathen Gods in Old English Literature


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Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Nerthus and Terra Mater: Anglian religion in the first century; 2. Ingui of Bernicia; 3. Ingui's cult remembered: Ing and the ingefolc; 4. Woden's witchcraft; 5. 'Uoden de cuius stirpe': the role of Woden in royal genealogy; 6. Aspects of Ingui: -geot and Geat; 7. The cult of Ingui in Beowulf; 8. Ingui's marriage: natural phenomena; 9. Ingui's death: the world-tree sacrifice; 10. Paulinus and the stultus error: the Anglo-Saxon conversion; Bibliography; Index.

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A redefinition of Anglo-Saxon paganism as a natural religion with a heathen god, Ingui, at its heart.


'... Richard North has produced an ambitious, learned, and timely contribution to a field understandably neglected ...' Medium AEvum

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