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Title: Othin in England: Evidence from the Poetry for a Cult of Woden in Anglo-Saxon England
Contributor(s): Ryan, John S  (author)
Publication Date: 1963
DOI: 10.1080/0015587X.1963.9716920
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Abstract: It is a commonplace in the criticism of Old English literature to state that the whole poetic technique was a heritage from Germanic heathendom. It is, similarly, widely admitted, that the ideas, which were given heathen dress, meant a great deal - in some vague way - to the minds of the early English. It is not so generally agreed that a close analysis of this received material may still yield us some knowledge of the ways in which our ancestors regarded their deities. In the course of this paper I propose to confine my attention to the cult of the god, Woden, and to the various practices which were associated with his name.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Folklore, 74(3), p. 460-480
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1469-8315
Field of Research (FOR): 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
160403 Social and Cultural Geography
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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