New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond - Dylan Michael Burns

New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond - Dylan Michael Burns

Transforming Deities: Modern Pagan Projects of Revival and Reinvention

New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond - Dylan Michael Burns

Kathryn Rountree [+-]
Massey University
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Kathryn Rountree is Professor of Anthropology in the School of People, Environment and Planning at Massey University, Auckland. She is a social anthropologist with a background in archaeology. Her publications focus on contemporary Paganism in Malta and Europe more widely, Pagan engagements with archaeological discourses and ancient sites, and the relationship between religion and science. Recent books include the edited volumes Contemporary Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Europe (2015), Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and Modern Paganism (2016), and Archaeology of Spiritualities (with Christine Morris and Alan Peatfield, 2012).

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This chapter examines a variety of ways in which deities from the ancient Mediterranean have been re-appropriated, re-interpreted, transformed, and invented for contemporary religious and socio-political purposes by local Pagan communities—especially in Greece, Italy, Iberia, and Malta—and by followers of the global Goddess spirituality movement.

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Rountree, Kathryn. Transforming Deities: Modern Pagan Projects of Revival and Reinvention. New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 103-126 Mar 2019. ISBN 9781781795040. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30637. Date accessed: 23 Sep 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30637. Mar 2019

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