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Understanding the Sacral Kingship

EDMUND AS AN EMBODIMENT OF THE SACRAL KING MYTH By Mark Taylor Originaly on: http://secretsuffolk.com/event/understanding-sacral-kingship/ This is a contentious topic; many scholars deny the existence of any tradition of ‘sacral kingship’ in Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian cultures. But there is plenty of Read More … | 𐌼𐌰𐌽𐌰𐌲𐌹𐌶𐌴𐌹𐌽𐍃𐌱𐍉𐌺𐍉𐍃𐌰𐌽𐌰𐌺𐌿𐌽𐌽𐌰𐌽 …

Visigothic Society

For a hundred years, the great gold find at Pietroasa was held to be ‘Athanaric’s treasure’ and dated from the 4th century, and this despite a Gothic necklace (torque) bearing runic characters. When researchers began to question this conclusion, and Read More … | 𐌼𐌰𐌽𐌰𐌲𐌹𐌶𐌴𐌹𐌽𐍃𐌱𐍉𐌺𐍉𐍃𐌰𐌽𐌰𐌺𐌿𐌽𐌽𐌰𐌽 …

Visigothic Heathen and Christianity

Christianity before 376 is treated as harshly as it was by contemporary Romans, who focused on the bizarre garb of the Goths’ pagan priests and priestesses, on the images of barbarian cults that adorned the clan shrines, on the coarse Read More … | 𐌼𐌰𐌽𐌰𐌲𐌹𐌶𐌴𐌹𐌽𐍃𐌱𐍉𐌺𐍉𐍃𐌰𐌽𐌰𐌺𐌿𐌽𐌽𐌰𐌽 …