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Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – January 2006) was an English antiquarian and academic, writing in particular on Germanic paganism and Celtic paganism. Davidson used literary, historical and archaeological evidence to discuss the stories and customs of Northern Europe. Gods and Myths of Northern Europe (Penguin Books, 1964) is considered one of the most thorough and reputable sources on Germanic mythology. Like many of her publications, it was credited under the name H. R. Ellis Davidson. Davidson was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and was president of the Council of the Folklore Society from 1974 to 1976, and served on the council from 1956 to 1986. Davidson has been cited as having "contributed greatly" to the study of Norse mythology.

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  • Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – January 2006) was an English antiquarian and academic, writing in particular on Germanic paganism and Celtic paganism. Davidson used literary, historical and archaeological evidence to discuss the stories and customs of Northern Europe. Gods and Myths of Northern Europe (Penguin Books, 1964) is considered one of the most thorough and reputable sources on Germanic mythology. Like many of her publications, it was credited under the name H. R. Ellis Davidson. Davidson was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and was president of the Council of the Folklore Society from 1974 to 1976, and served on the council from 1956 to 1986. Davidson has been cited as having "contributed greatly" to the study of Norse mythology.
  • Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – January 2006) was an English philologist, anthropologist and archaeologist who specialized in the study of Germanic and Celtic religion. Davidson used literary, historical and archaeological evidence to discuss the stories and customs of Northern Europe. Gods and Myths of Northern Europe (Penguin Books, 1964) is considered one of the most thorough and reputable sources on Germanic mythology. Like many of her publications, it was credited under the name H. R. Ellis Davidson. Davidson was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and was president of the Council of the Folklore Society from 1974 to 1976, and served on the council from 1956 to 1986. Davidson has been cited as having "contributed greatly" to the study of
  • Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – 12 January 2006) was an English folklorist who specialized in the study Celtic and Germanic religion and folklore. Davidson was educated in English, Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, where she received her Ph.D. in 1940 with a thesis on Old Norse literature and religion. She subsequently lectured in English at the University of London, while publishing a number of works on Old Norse, Anglo-Saxon and early Germanic culture. Davidson joined the The Folklore Society in 1949, and subsequently became one of its leading members, playing a major role in the growth of the Society and the revival of folklore studies in the United Kingdom. Her Gods and Myths of Northern Europe (1964) remains a stand
  • Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – 12 January 2006) was an English folklorist who specialized in the study Celtic and Germanic religion and folklore. Davidson was educated in English, Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, where she received her Ph.D. in 1940 with a thesis on Old Norse literature and religion. She subsequently lectured in English at the University of London, while publishing a number of works on Old Norse, Anglo-Saxon and early Germanic culture. Davidson joined the The Folklore Society in 1949, and subsequently became one of its leading members, playing a major role in the growth of the Society and the revival of folklore studies in the United Kingdom. Her Gods and Myths of Northern Europe (1964) remains a stan
  • Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – 12 January 2006) was an English folklorist. Davidson was a Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge and a leading member of the The Folklore Society. She specialized in the study Celtic and Germanic religion and folklore, on which she was the author of numerous influential works.
  • Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – 12 January 2006) was an English folklorist. Davidson was a Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge and a leading member of the The Folklore Society. She specialized in the study of Celtic and Germanic religion and folklore, on which she was the author of numerous influential works.
  • Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – 12 January 2006) was an English folklorist. She was a scholar at the University of Cambridge and the The Folklore Society, and specialized in the study of Celtic and Germanic religion and folklore.
  • Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – 12 January 2006) was an English folklorist. She was a scholar at the University of Cambridge and The Folklore Society, and specialized in the study of Celtic and Germanic religion and folklore.
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  • Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – January 2006) was an English antiquarian and academic, writing in particular on Germanic paganism and Celtic paganism. Davidson used literary, historical and archaeological evidence to discuss the stories and customs of Northern Europe. Gods and Myths of Northern Europe (Penguin Books, 1964) is considered one of the most thorough and reputable sources on Germanic mythology. Like many of her publications, it was credited under the name H. R. Ellis Davidson. Davidson was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and was president of the Council of the Folklore Society from 1974 to 1976, and served on the council from 1956 to 1986. Davidson has been cited as having "contributed greatly" to the study of Norse mythology.
  • Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – January 2006) was an English philologist, anthropologist and archaeologist who specialized in the study of Germanic and Celtic religion. Davidson used literary, historical and archaeological evidence to discuss the stories and customs of Northern Europe. Gods and Myths of Northern Europe (Penguin Books, 1964) is considered one of the most thorough and reputable sources on Germanic mythology. Like many of her publications, it was credited under the name H. R. Ellis Davidson. Davidson was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and was president of the Council of the Folklore Society from 1974 to 1976, and served on the council from 1956 to 1986. Davidson has been cited as having "contributed greatly" to the study of Norse mythology.
  • Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – 12 January 2006) was an English folklorist who specialized in the study Celtic and Germanic religion and folklore. Davidson was educated in English, Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, where she received her Ph.D. in 1940 with a thesis on Old Norse literature and religion. She subsequently lectured in English at the University of London, while publishing a number of works on Old Norse, Anglo-Saxon and early Germanic culture. Davidson joined the The Folklore Society in 1949, and subsequently became one of its leading members, playing a major role in the growth of the Society and the revival of folklore studies in the United Kingdom. Her Gods and Myths of Northern Europe (1964) remains a standard work on Germanic religion. Davidson returned to Cambridge in 1968, and was in 1974 elected a Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, where she lectured on Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. She was Vice-President at Lucy Cavendish from 1975 to 1980, and was greatly involved in the growth and modernization of the College. Combined with her duties at The Folklore Society and Lucy Cavendish, Davidson was an active researcher and writer, publishing a number of influential books on Celtic and Germanic religion. Her Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe (1988) earned her the prestigious Katharine Briggs Folklore Award. Davidson left a strong legacy as an academic administrator, editor, writer, educator and researcher, and is particularly renowned for her encouragement of interdisciplinary cooperation between historians, philologists, folklorists and archaeologists. Many of her students have made major contributions to the field, and several of her works on Celtic and Germanic religion have remained standard works up to the present day.
  • Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – 12 January 2006) was an English folklorist who specialized in the study Celtic and Germanic religion and folklore. Davidson was educated in English, Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, where she received her Ph.D. in 1940 with a thesis on Old Norse literature and religion. She subsequently lectured in English at the University of London, while publishing a number of works on Old Norse, Anglo-Saxon and early Germanic culture. Davidson joined the The Folklore Society in 1949, and subsequently became one of its leading members, playing a major role in the growth of the Society and the revival of folklore studies in the United Kingdom. Her Gods and Myths of Northern Europe (1964) remains a standard work on Germanic religion. Davidson returned to Cambridge in 1968, and was in 1974 elected a Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, where she lectured on Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. She was Vice-President at Lucy Cavendish from 1975 to 1980, and was greatly involved in the growth and modernization of the College. Combined with her duties at The Folklore Society and Lucy Cavendish, Davidson was an active researcher and writer, publishing a number of influential books on Celtic and Germanic religion. Her Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe (1988) earned her the prestigious Katharine Briggs Folklore Award. Davidson left a strong legacy as an academic administrator, editor, writer, educator and researcher, and is particularly renowned for her encouragement of interdisciplinary cooperation between historians, philologists, folklorists and archaeologists. Many of her students have made major contributions to the field, and several of her works on Celtic and Germanic religion have remained standard works up to the present day.
  • Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – 12 January 2006) was an English folklorist. Davidson was a Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge and a leading member of the The Folklore Society. She specialized in the study Celtic and Germanic religion and folklore, on which she was the author of numerous influential works.
  • Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – 12 January 2006) was an English folklorist. Davidson was a Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge and a leading member of the The Folklore Society. She specialized in the study of Celtic and Germanic religion and folklore, on which she was the author of numerous influential works.
  • Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – 12 January 2006) was an English folklorist. She was a scholar at the University of Cambridge and the The Folklore Society, and specialized in the study of Celtic and Germanic religion and folklore. A graduate Newnham College, Cambridge, Davidson was a Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge throughout much of her career. She specialized in the interdisciplinary study of Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse religion and folklore, on which she was the author of numerous influential works. Davidson was a prominent member of the The Folklore Society, and played an active role in the growth of folklore studies as a scientific discipline. Throughout her career, Davidson tutored a significant number of aspiring scholars in her fields of study, and was particularly interested in encouraging gifted woman to pursue scholarly careers.
  • Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – 12 January 2006) was an English folklorist. She was a scholar at the University of Cambridge and the The Folklore Society, and specialized in the study of Celtic and Germanic religion and folklore. A graduate Newnham College, Cambridge, Davidson was a Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge throughout much of her career. She specialized in the interdisciplinary study of Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse religion and folklore, on which she was the author of numerous influential works. Davidson was a prominent member of The Folklore Society, and played an active role in the growth of folklore studies as a scientific discipline. Throughout her career, Davidson tutored a significant number of aspiring scholars in her fields of study, and was particularly interested in encouraging gifted woman to pursue scholarly careers.
  • Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – 12 January 2006) was an English folklorist. She was a scholar at the University of Cambridge and the The Folklore Society, and specialized in the study of Celtic and Germanic religion and folklore. A graduate of Newnham College, Cambridge, Davidson was a Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge throughout much of her career. She specialized in the interdisciplinary study of Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse religion and folklore, on which she was the author of numerous influential works. Davidson was a prominent member of The Folklore Society, and played an active role in the growth of folklore studies as a scientific discipline. Throughout her career, Davidson tutored a significant number of aspiring scholars in her fields of study, and was particularly interested in encouraging gifted woman to pursue scholarly careers.
  • Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – 12 January 2006) was an English folklorist. She was a scholar at the University of Cambridge and The Folklore Society, and specialized in the study of Celtic and Germanic religion and folklore. A graduate of Newnham College, Cambridge, Davidson was a Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, throughout much of her career. She specialized in the interdisciplinary study of Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse religion and folklore, on which she was the author of numerous influential works. Davidson was a prominent member of The Folklore Society, and played an active role in the growth of folklore studies as a scientific discipline. Throughout her career, Davidson tutored a significant number of aspiring scholars in her fields of study, and was particularly interested in encouraging gifted women to pursue scholarly careers.
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