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Eostre the goddess and the free-standing posts of Yeavering

North, John R; (2017) Eostre the goddess and the free-standing posts of Yeavering. In: Lacey, ME, (ed.) Starcraeft: watching the heavens in the Middle Ages. Amsterdam University Press: Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Abstract

How Bede's Bernician ancestors may have used the alignments of Yeavering to worship Hreda and Eostre around the spring equinox as numinous aspects of time.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Eostre the goddess and the free-standing posts of Yeavering
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Yeavering, astronomy, Germanic paganism, calendar, computus, Bede, Anglo-Saxon Northumbria.
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1516083
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