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The author of the book: Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson
Edition: Penguin Books
Date of issue: January 30th 1965
ISBN 13: 9780140206708
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Tiw, Woden, Thunor, Frig...these ancient northern deities gave their names to the very days of our week. Nevertheless most of us know far more of Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and the classical deities.
Recent researches in archaeology and mythology have added to what was already a fairly consistent picture (largely derived from a twelfth-century Icelandic account) of the principal Scandinavian gods and goddesses. This new study---the first popular treatment of the subject to appear in English for many years--is the work of a scholar who has long specialized in Norse and Germanic mythology. She describes the more familiar gods of war, of fertility, of the sky and the sea and the dead, and also discusses those most puzzling figures of Norse mythology--Heimdall, Balder, and Loki.
All these deities were worshiped in the Viking Age, and the author has endeavored to relate their cults to daily life and to see why these pagan beliefs gave way in time to the Christian faith.
The cover shows a twelfth-century embroidery in the Historiska Museat, Stockholm (Snark Archives)
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Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson was an English antiquarian and academic, writing in particular on Germanic paganism and Celtic paganism.
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