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Published: 07 November 2013

256 Pages | 45 illus.


ISBN: 9780199948611

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Tree of Salvation

Yggdrasil and the Cross in the North

G. Ronald Murphy

  • Shows how the image of Yggdrasil persisted in the Christianity of the Anglo-Scandinavian-Germanic North
  • Explores the origins of the uniquely shaped churches of the North, the oldest English poem, Viking grave crosses with pagan mythology, the mystery of the runes' alphabet, the Yule wreath and the Christmas tree