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Of Ghosts and Godpoles Þórbeorht Línléah

Of Ghosts and Godpoles

Þórbeorht Línléah

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Of Ghosts and Godpoles is a collection of Théodish essays which cover various topics pertaining to the reconstruction of the Saxon Heathen religion. Beginning with a history of the continental Old Saxons, the book goes on to employ comparativeMoreOf Ghosts and Godpoles is a collection of Théodish essays which cover various topics pertaining to the reconstruction of the Saxon Heathen religion. Beginning with a history of the continental Old Saxons, the book goes on to employ comparative mythology to explore the cult of Sahsnót/Seaxnéat before utilizing archeology to glean insight into the Irminsul and its popular representation in contemporary Heathenry. Thereafter, Of Ghosts and Godpoles reexamines the life of Hengest, his portrayal in literature, and his actions within the cultural context of the Migration Era warband. A textual analysis of Beowulf follows, drawing heavily upon linguistic anthropology to consider the significance that ghosts play in the Old English tale. Lastly, the book concludes with an overview of how environmental change set the Teutonic migrations into motion and the impact said migrations had upon the Heathen religion.