Imagining the Pagan Past

Gods and Goddesses in Literature and History since the Dark Ages
Gibson, Marion
Date published: 
January 2013

Imagining the Pagan Past explores stories of Britain’s pagan history. Marion Gibson explores the ways in which British pagan gods and goddesses have been represented in poetry, novels, plays, chronicles, scientific and scholarly writing. From Geoffrey of Monmouth to Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare to Seamus Heaney and H.G. Wells to Naomi Mitchison, it explores Romano-British, Celtic and Anglo-Saxon deities and fictions. The result is a comprehensive picture of the ways in which writers have peopled the British pagan pantheons throughout history.