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The Isles of the Many Gods
The British Isles have long been seen as a place of mystery & magic. For many thousands of years successive waves of invaders each brought their own gods & goddesses with them, often assimilating the beliefs of the tribes they conquered. The Celtic races merged with the indigenous people, in turn conquered by the Romans, who brought with them deities from all over the Roman Empire including Greece & Egypt. After them came the Saxons & other Germanic tribes, further adding to the rich tapestry that forms part of our spiritual heritage today.
The Isles of the Many Gods brings together, for the first time, information on the worship of these deities in Britain, in an easy to use A-Z. It includes both the native & immigrant gods & goddesses, from well known gods like Apollo, Brigit, Freya, Herne, Isis, Mars & Woden to lesser known ones like Abandinus, Arianrhod, Genii Cucullati, Midir, Vitiris & the Wheel God.
There are more than 240 entries providing information regarding the evidence of their worship in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland & the Isle of Man. Drawing from archaeology, architecture, art, artefacts, currency, place-names & literature thereby providing an excellent reference work for those interested in the spiritual beliefs of our ancestors.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Evidence for Inclusion
2. The Argument for Divinity
The Origins of the Gods
The Unnamed Gods
The Christian Influence
Key to understanding A-Z entries