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

  • Publish Date: 2006-11-02
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Richard North
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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.