Roles of the Northern Goddess (Book published May 8, 1998)


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Author  Dr Hilda Ellis Davidson
Publisher  Routledge
Publication Date   May 8, 1998
ISBN  0415136113
Pages  220

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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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