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Sheela-Na-Gigs : Unravelling an Enigma
by Barbara Freitag


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Here Barbara Freitag examines all the literature on the subject since their discovery 160 years ago, highlighting the inconsistencies of the various interpretations in regard to origin, function and name. By considering the Sheela-na-gigs in their medieval social context, she suggests that they were folk deities with particular responsibility for assistance in childbirth.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Here Barbara Freitag examines all the literature on the subject since their discovery 160 years ago, highlighting the inconsistencies of the various interpretations in regard to origin, function and name. By considering the Sheela-na-gigs in their medieval social context, she suggests that they were folk deities with particular responsibility for assistance in childbirth.

This fascinating survey sheds new light on a controversial phenomenon, and also contains a complete catalogue of all known Sheela-na-gigs, including hitherto unrecorded or unpublished figures.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780415345521
  • ISBN-10: 0415345529
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: November 2004
  • Page Count: 232
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.84 x 0.63 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.37 pounds


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Books > History > Europe - Medieval
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