2003. 1st Edition. Hardcover. A thoroughly researched investigation into the Pagan priestess groups of the Dark Age Celtic and Germanic worlds, this book demonstrates how the Nine Maidens lived on in ritual and belief, a hidden institution from the ancient world influencing Celtic, Classical and Germanic tradition. Series: Quest for. Num Pages: 256 pages, b&w drawings. BIC Classification: HRKP2; JFSJ1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 214 x 136 x 25. Weight in Grams: 428. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The Nine Maidens -- priestesses of the ancient Mother Goddess religion. For 25 years Stuart McHardy has been tracking the enigmatic Nine Maidens group to mountaintops and Dark Age citadels, artificial islands, and lonely wells. He has traced a network of pagan priestess groups across the Celtic, Germanic, romance, and Classical societies of Europe with striking evidence for fertility rites and possible sacrifice. In a non-traditional (i.e. non-militaristic, -aristocratic, and -male) interpretation of history using oral and informal written sources, McHardy demonstrates how the nine maidens lived on -- through the Christian era -- in ritual and belief.
About the Author: McHardy is a writer, musician, storyteller, folklorist, historian, linguist, and poet.
Title: The Quest for the Nine Maidens
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
Book Condition: New
Book Description Luath Press Limited, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0946487669
Book Description Luath Pr, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 216 pages. 8.75x5.75x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0946487669
Book Description Luath Press Limited, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0946487669
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