Saxo Grammaticus on Slavic Pre-Christian Religion: The Relevant Fragments from Book XIV of Gesta Danorum

Duke Henry the Lion, King Waldemar, and Bishop Absalon answer the Pope's call for the Northern Crusade to Christianize Baltic Slavs. Being successful in achieving their goal, and having subdued the Slavs, they witness the strange and unusual temples, statues, customs, and divination rituals of the Wendish Slavs. More

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Why Saxo Grammaticus' account on Slavic paganism is so important
We discuss supremacy of the Western over the Eastern literary sources on the pagan religion of the Slavs, and, especially, the great input of Saxo Grammaticus in such a supremacy.

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