Mulheres como funcionárias do culto ou Especialistas Rituais na Era do Ferro Germânica?

  • Rudolf Simek Universität Bonn

Abstract

Abstract: This article reviews women of Germanic tribes mentioned in early Greek and Latin sources that have , in the past, been interpreted as cult functionaries or even ‘priestesses’. Each case is presented and it is shown that although these women may have connections with the supernatural, with prophecy and even had political influence, there is no reason to presume they are associated with a particular cult or a formal role in any cult.

Resumo: Este artigo analisa as mulheres das tribos germânicas mencionadas nas fontes gregas e latinas primitivas que, no passado, foram interpretadas como funcionárias cultos ou mesmo “sacerdotisas”. Cada caso é apresentado e é demonstrado que, embora essas mulheres tenham conexões com o sobrenatural, com profecia, adivinhação e até tenham influência política, não há motivo para presumir que estão associadas a um culto particular ou a um papel formal em qualquer culto.

Author Biography

Rudolf Simek, Universität Bonn

Universität Bonn

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2018-12-01
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