What was paganism really like? Who were the gods and how were they worshipped? Thor Ewing uncovers the world and the worldview of our pagan ancestors.In particular he looks at Viking and Germanic paganism, drawing on archaeological evidence as well as their myths and poetry. He analyzes their gods and the realities of pagan worship such as temples, sacred groves, and magical practices, considers their beliefs concerning the dead and funerary rites, and examines the interaction between paganism and Christianity in England, Ireland, Scandinavia, and Russia. In conclusionthe author argues that over many centuries paganism was a vital tradition open to continual change."
Gods and Worshippers
History Press Limited, The
In the Viking and Germanic World