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Title: On the cult of multiple-headed gods in England and in the Baltic Area

Creator:

Lamm, Jan Peder (1935- )

Date issued/created:

1987

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Przegląd Archeologiczny T. 34 (1987)

Contributor:

Clarke, Helen. Tł.

Publisher:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Instytut Historii Kultury Materialnej

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Description:

ill. ; 29 cm

Abstract:

The author discusses Scandinavian finds that may help in elucidating the problems of the multi-headed idol cult among Baltic Slavs. The Scandinavian mythology however does only know of three- headed super-human beings why it may be possible that the four-headed motif could have been adopted by the Vikings from their neighbours on the southern Baltic coast. However, centuries earlier the Sutton Hoo find indicates the cult of elongated - whet-stone like objects with multiple-faced terminals. These objects resemble the wooden figure from Wolin. The hypothesis of ceremonial and religious use of whetsones is forwarded

Relation:

Przegląd Archeologiczny

Volume:

34

Start page:

219

End page:

231

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:60334 ; 0079-7138

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P III 149 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P III 272 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P III 353 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, may be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms.

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Ministry of Science and Higher Education ; Activities popularizing science (DUN)

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