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By Prudence Jones

ISBN-10: 0415091365

ISBN-13: 9780415091367

ISBN-10: 1136141804

ISBN-13: 9781136141805

The 1st entire examine of its type, this totally illustrated e-book establishes Paganism as a chronic strength in ecu historical past with a profound impression on smooth thinking.

From the serpent goddesses of old Crete to trendy nature-worship and the recovery of the indigenous religions of jap Europe, this wide-ranging publication deals a worthwhile new standpoint of eu history.

In this definitive examine, Prudence Jones and Nigel Pennick draw jointly the fragmented assets of Europe's local religions and identify the coherence and continuity of the Pagan international imaginative and prescient. Exploring Paganism because it constructed from the traditional international in the course of the Celtic and Germanic classes, the authors ultimately appraise glossy Paganism and its obvious explanations in addition to addressing feminist spirituality, the historical past move, nature-worship and `deep' ecology

This leading edge and entire heritage of eu Paganism will supply a stimulating, trustworthy advisor to this renowned measurement of spiritual tradition for the educational and the final reader alike.

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All in all, the troves discovered were mostly rather insignificant and of minor material value. They certainly drew the attention of collectors. Nevertheless, it is hard to imagine that the occasional find of some Roman coins would have galvanized well-off peasants and artisans from the countryside – who formed, as we will see, the majority of the treasure hunters – into searching actively for hidden riches. This is especially obvious if one keeps in mind that, as a rule, treasure hunts were not provoked by the actual (accidental) discovery of old jewellery or coins.

The last survivor of a dying race that had been ruined by war hid it in a barrow. He did so simply to return to the earth what had originally belonged to it. Seven centuries after the treasure had been hidden, a dragon found it by chance. The narrator of Beowulf makes it perfectly clear that the dragon initially had nothing to do with that particular treasure. The epic gives details of the natural behaviour of dragons: they hunted out barrows in search of treasure. If they found a hoard, they stayed to guard it.

However, Andvari’s curse was not overcome yet. The magical blood did not touch a bit of skin on Sigurd’s shoulder. Later, a murderer’s weapon would find that very spot. The Völsungasaga omits Sigurd’s invulnerability. Sigurd discovered the treasure hidden in the ground in Fafnir’s iron house. It was enough to fill two boxes, which burdened Sigurd’s horse dangerously. After Sigurd’s murder, king Gunnar and his right-hand man Högni (or, in the later versions of the epic, Hagen) took the treasure and hid it in the Rhine.

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