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Celtic and Germanic Heathen Dialogue
I am looking for evidence or scholarly relationships between Celtic… 
27th-Sep-2006 03:21 am
I am looking for evidence or scholarly relationships between Celtic Polytheism and possible late (but still pre-Christian) syncretism with Anglo-Saxon and Norse Heathen religions... anyone have any leads?
27th-Sep-2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
I've actually read much of H.R. Ellis-Davidson's work, and recommend her stuff highly (some people complain that Roles of the Northern Goddess is a little too syncretic, but I liked it - and it may be exactly the sort of cross-cultural survey you're looking for).

I've read positive reviews of G. Dumezil's God of the Ancient Northmen, which is said to have good cross-cultural info. I've also seen references to books by Jan Puhvel and Mircea Eliade (but I can't find specific titles at the moment).
27th-Sep-2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
Got Eliade and Puhvel. the Dumezil looks interesting but the cheapest copy on Amazon is 45 dollars, so it will have to wait a few paychecks.
27th-Sep-2006 09:11 pm (UTC)
oh wait, hardcover is actually CHEAPER than softcover right now.
28th-Sep-2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
That's different.

Dumezil's reputation is mixed among Germanic Studies scholars, and among well-read Heathens. Whatever your opinions about his conclusions, though, the man did his homework...
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