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Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe: Early Scandinavian and Celtic Religions Paperback – December 1, 1989
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The student of either Scandinavian or Celtic religion may find this text unusual: rather than focusing on one of these religions, it discusses both concurrently. Germanic and Celtic religions appear to have a shared origin and a number of similarities, and so the analysis of both together should be interesting and provide a wider background for students of either religion. However, the broader subject matter makes for more cursory analysis and less detail: some subjects are only mentioned briefly; some subjects are discussed only in terms of one of the two religions.Read more ›
I was constantly surprised and challenged as I worked my way through this book and experienced a number of my preconcieved notions of both Celtic mythology and Norse mythology being deconstructed and reassembled.
And, I felt, for a book mostly intended for a University Library, that it was a pleasant and entertaining read.
Davidson has used the medieval literature, myths and legends of Iceland and Ireland as the primary reference source for this book, in combination with archeological research papers and sources, and iconography of pre-Christian Western European culture.Read more ›
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Though the book is interesting for a person who may know little of Norse mythology and wants to know more, it is poorly written. I am shocked that this was even published. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Emily
Excellent resource! I find the book to be fascinating and quite easy to understand. It is a great text for those who are interested in the pagan traditions of Europe.Published 11 months ago by A. Blandford
Surprisingly fun read but then again I purchased it for fun/research. Happy to have it!Published 16 months ago by Toni
Bought as a gift for an inmate on Write a Prisoner, and he loved it and was very appreciative.Published 20 months ago by Kaycee
The book starts out a little dry but picks up a lot of steam after the first chapter or so. Davidson throws a ton of information at you at once, and I found myself at least once a... Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by Amazon Customer