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The pagan Continental Saxons make it hard for a novelist. How in the world is she supposed to portray their religion when the Church made every effort to eliminate what it viewed as devil worship? And just to compound things, the Continental Saxons didn’t have a written language as we know it.

Visit A Bit of Mel Time for more about my efforts to reconstruct my characters’ lost religion and while you’re there, sign up for a giveaway of The Ashes of Heaven’s Pillar.

1876 photo of a Ring Cycle opera

Not exactly the Continental Saxons religion: Wagner’s version of a Germanic pagan religion is seen in an 1876 photo of one of his Ring Cycle operas, with Amalia Materna as Brünnhilde with Cocotte as Grane (public domain photo via Wikimedia Commons).

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