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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 09:40 am (UTC)
the two most obvious books to begin with would be Lady With A Mead Cup by Michael Enright and Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe by H.R. Ellis Davidson. i'd also recommend Witches, Werewolves, and Fairies by Claude Lecouteux. mostly, those show the close similarities between the various northern European traditions, however, rather than direct syncretism between them. Scottish tradition, of course, shows the strongest direct syncretism, so sources of folklore should be very helpful there.
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27th-Sep-2006 06:07 pm (UTC)
Holy crap... and the book's only 11 years old.

I've got a copy of Lecouteaux en route to my mailbox - it's a major source for some articles that Winifred Hodge Rose is doing on the soul-complex and other wight lore, so I'm looking forward to devouring it.
28th-Sep-2006 01:22 am (UTC)
yeah, the press didn't anticipate the demand for the book (and may still be unaware of the high demand) and let its printrun lapse after only a relatively few copies.
1st-Nov-2006 02:19 pm (UTC) - copy?
Two excellent choices. First, Ill agree with a few folk here: Anything by Davidson is worth its weight and then some. Second, I happen to be looking at Lady/Meadcup right now; loaned to me by a friend. Currently, I am copying it. If anyone wants a copy, I will send it to them for the cost of paper plus S&H. It is well worth having, even in copy form.

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