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You sexy beast: the pig in a villa in Vandalic North Africa and boar-cults in Old Germanic heathendom

North, R; (2015) You sexy beast: the pig in a villa in Vandalic North Africa and boar-cults in Old Germanic heathendom. In: Bintley, MDJ and Williams, TJT, (eds.) Representing Beasts in Early Medieval England and Scandinavia. Boydell Press: Woodbridge, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

This article uses pigs in the scraps of Germanic legend in order to analyse a short epigram on a tame boar in the dining room, by Luxorius, a poet composing in the 520s, not long before the end of the Vandal kingdom in North Africa.

Type: Book chapter
Title: You sexy beast: the pig in a villa in Vandalic North Africa and boar-cults in Old Germanic heathendom
ISBN: 178327008X
ISBN-13: 9781783270088
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Language: English
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Keywords: Luxorius, The Latin Anthology, The Vandals, Old Norse mythology, Freyr and Gullinbursti, Boar cults in Old Germanic religion.
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of English Lang and Literature
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1469890
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