Author: D'Este, Sorita & Rankine, David
The British Isles have long been seen as a place of mystery and magic. For many thousands of years successive waves of invaders each brought their own gods and goddesses with them, often assimilating the beliefs of the tribes they conquered. The Celtic races merged with the indigenous people, they were conquered by the Romans, who brought with them deities from all over the Roman Empire (including Greece and Egypt). After them came the Saxons and other Germanic tribes, further adding to the rich tapestry that forms part of our spiritual heritage today."The Isles of the Many Gods brings together, for the first time, information on the worship of these deities in Britain, in an easy to use A-Z. It includes both the native and immigrant gods and goddesses, from well known gods like Apollo, Brigit, Freya, Herne, Isis, Mars and Woden to lesser known ones like Abandinus, Arianrhod, Genii Cucullati, Midir, Vitiris and the Wheel God."There are more than 240 entries providing information regarding the evidence of their worship in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. Drawing from archaeology, architecture, art, artefacts, currency, place-names and literature thereby providing an excellent reference work for those interested in the spiritual beliefs of our ancestors.