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Pagan Symbols of the Picts: The Symbology of Pre-Christian Belief

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Stuart McHardy examines the Pictish symbols which have been discovered on various items across Scotland. The book sets out a cohesive interpretation of the Pictish past, using a variety of both temporal and geographical sources. This interpretation serves as a backdrop for his analysis of the symbols themselves, providing a context for his suggestion that there was an ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by Luath Press Limited (first published March 1st 2012)
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Dymphy
Jun 18, 2013 Dymphy rated it liked it
Shelves: mythology, celts, history
Pagan symbols of the Picts by Stuart McHardy is a book about the symbology of pre-christian belief. Mostly, McHardy treats symbols from Class-I stones in Schotland.

First, McHardy talks about who the picts were, dating, the 'before literature' syndrome before going to the symbolism of some symbols itself.

I'm a bit mixed about the book itself. The amount symbols which are included is little, but what is included is talked about it in depth. The research seems to be accurate. The writer relies hea
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