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Davidson, H. R. Ellis (Hilda Roderick Ellis) 1914-2006

Overview
Works: 70 works in 587 publications in 8 languages and 15,148 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: BL860, 293.13
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Most widely held works about H. R. Ellis Davidson
 
Most widely held works by H. R. Ellis Davidson
Scandinavian mythology by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

59 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 2,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scandinavian mythology reflects the Norsemen's love of battle and conflict
Gods and myths of northern Europe by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

97 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the pre-Christian beliefs of the Scandinavian and Germanic peoples
Pagan Scandinavia by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and Russian and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of religious cults and symbols from the earliest archaeological records to the close of the heathen period
Myths and symbols in pagan Europe : early Scandinavian and Celtic religions by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people know of Valhalla, the World-Tree and the gods of Norse mythology, or of the strange hunts and voyages of the ancient Irish tales. Yet few people realise the significance of the similarities and contrasts between the religions of the pre-Christian people of north-western Europe. The Celts and Germans and Scandinavians had much in common in their religious practices and beliefs.... There are striking resemblances in their ideas about battle-goddesses and protective spirits, holy places, sacrificial rituals, divination and ideas about the Other World, and [this book] poses questions like: do such parallels go back to early times or are they due to late Viking contact?... [This book] is aimed at teachers and libraries but [is] also accessible to students of history, religion and Celtic, Norse and German languages and cultures. -Back cover
The Viking road to Byzantium by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chariot of the sun, and other rites and symbols of the northern bronze age by Peter Gelling( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Danes by Saxo( Book )

65 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to Hel; a study of the conception of the dead in Old Norse literature by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

32 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sword in Anglo-Saxon England: its archaeology and literature by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

34 editions published between 1962 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Sword is closely associated with all that was most significant in a man's life in the Anglo-Saxon world: family ties, loyalty to a lord, the duties of a king, the excitement of battle, the attainment of manhood, and the last funeral rites. Hilda Ellis Davidson explores the revelations of archaeology, methods of sword-making, and references in Anglo-Saxon poetry and Old Norse sagas to reveal a past where the sword was of supreme importance, as a weapon and as a symbol. She restores a vital dimension to Old English literature, and endows those few surviving swords in museums with a real glamour and magic." "She shows that for a fuller understanding of Anglo-Saxon poetry it is important to have due regard to the warrior culture from which it sprang, and of the potent part played by the sword within that culture. Much can be learnt from surviving swords and from the context in which they are discovered. Careful study of the disposition of swords found in peat bogs in Denmark, and in graves, lakes and rivers in the British Isles, yields information on religious and social practices. The swords themselves, and their decoration, reveal the technical skill and cultural achievements of the people who wielded them." "To read Beowolf is to be immediately aware of the aura of magical power the poet vested in the sword, and Hilda Ellis Davidson's other concern in this book is to look at literary sources for what they reveal of the quality of a good sword and its significance in Anglo-Saxon and Viking societies - for Viking raiders played as important a part as Anglo-Saxon colonists in the history of early medieval Britain. A survey of the sword in Anglo-Saxon historical records and poetry is followed by an exploration of descriptions of the sword, and of the parts of the sword, in Old Norse literature. The real world of the Anglo-Saxons is brought into dramatic close-focus through this thorough study of the physical remains and literary memorials of a highly-charged symbol." --Book Jacket
Symbols of power( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost beliefs of northern Europe by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and French and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fragments of ancient belief have been incorporated into folklore and Christian dogma with the result that its original tenets have merged with the myths and psychologies of the intervening years. Hilda Ellis Davidson sifts through centuries of cultural and religious influences to locate evidence of these "lost" pagan beliefs. Davidson illustrates how northern pagan religions have been represented and misinterpreted by the Christian tradition and throws light on the nature of such beliefs and how they have been preserved. The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe stresses both the possibilities and the difficulties of investigating pre-Christian faiths and emphasizes the need to separate speculation from scientific proof. This book will be a useful tool for students with a serious interest in archaeology as it illustrates with examples how objectivity is not necessarily the driving force in forming our supposedly scientific view of the past. It will also appeal to the general reader who wants to understand the true nature of Northern European pagan belief as opposed to the oversimplified view popularized by the media. The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe argues for intellectual rigorousness rather than romanticization of the past, and challenges the reader to rethink accepted interpretations"--Publisher description
Roles of the northern goddess by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While much work has been done on goddesses of the ancient world and the male gods of pre-Christian Scandinavia, the northern goddesses have been largely neglected. Roles of the Northern Goddess presents a highly readable study of the worship of these goddesses by men and women. With its use of evidence from early literature, popular tradition, legend and archaeology, this book investigates the role of the early hunting goddess and the local goddesses who were involved in all aspects of the household and the farm. What emerges is that the goddess was both benevolent and destructive, a powerful figure closely concerned with birth and death and with destiny of individuals
The Journey to the other world( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Folklore of ghosts( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Seer in Celtic and other traditions by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hero in tradition and folklore : papers read at a conference of the Folklore Society held at Dyffryn House, Cardiff, July 1982 by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers read at a conference of the Folklore Society held at Dyffryn House, Cardiff in July 1982. Mistletoe series no. 19
Katharine Briggs : story-teller by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viking & Norse mythology by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of a series about world myths and legends, this book describes the many myths associated with the Vikings. Through an examination of archaeological artifacts, history and literature, it reveals the ancient beliefs in the old Norse gods and the legends of the Viking world
 
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H.R. Ellis Davidson

H.R.エリス・デイヴィッドソン

Hilda Ellis Davidson

Hilda Ellis Davidson British academic

Hilda Ellis Davidson Brits oudheidskundige (1914-)

Дэвидсон, Хильда Эллис 1914-2006

Эллис-Дэвидсон, Хильда

هیلدا الیس داویدسون

데이비슨, H. R. 엘리스

힐다 엘리스 데이비드슨

デイヴィッドソン, H. R. エリス

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Myths and symbols in pagan Europe : early Scandinavian and Celtic religionsThe history of the DanesThe road to Hel; a study of the conception of the dead in Old Norse literatureThe sword in Anglo-Saxon England: its archaeology and literatureThe lost beliefs of northern EuropeRoles of the northern goddessKatharine Briggs : story-teller