This unit investigates the mythology and the religion of the Celtic and Germanic peoples. It ranges from prehistoric sites of Hallstatt (800 BCE) and Jastorf (350 BCE) to the Christian Middle Ages, when mythological collections (e.g. the Eddas and the Lebor Gebala) were complied. Sources used include archaeology, texts, folkloric survivals, and Indo-European mythology. It covers deities and the supernatural; sacred times and places; kingship and priesthood; goddesses; death and afterlife; and the conversion of the Celts and Germans to Christianity.
2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x1500wd text-based assignment (30%), 1x500wd equivalent tutorial presentation (20%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Studies in ReligionProhibitions
RLST2001 or RLST2002