Addressing Pagan deities

November 17, 2016

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Poetry is the main medium in which the British between 1400 and 1850 addressed Pagan deities. I am very familiar with other British literature and art of the same period, and the relative unimportance of the nature-goddess and Pan in works from before 1800 is sustained, whereas the importance of both gets into every type of source – fiction and non-fiction – after it burgeons in poetry. My critic tells me that my book has discouraged a literal belief in deities, but, on the contrary, the sudden eruption of particular deity forms in the human consciousness is what has long been termed revelation.

Ronald Hutton
Writing The History Of Witchcraft

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