Item description for Forntida byggnadskult by A. Carlie...
The first interregional study from northern Europe of ritual and magical depositions in houses in prehistory, from the Neolithic to Early Middle Ages. This "private" cult in the individual farm context comprise rites of passage in connection with the construction and inauguration as well as the abandonment and demolition of houses, but also magical depositions for protection against evil beings, diseases and lightning. The book has an appended catalogue of ca. 330 houses from Sweden and Denmark where such depositions have been found.
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Release Date Dec 1, 2004
ISBN 9172093625 ISBN13 9789172093621