Ancient Stories: The Wild Hunt

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Ancient Stories: The Wild Hunt

The myth of the Wild Hunt, or “Raging Host,” is based on an ancient European folk story. It has been told and retold by many different cultures over thousands of years, but its origins are popularly held to lie among the ancient Germanic tribes of central Europe. It usually takes the form of a cautionary tale about a supernatural hunting party, pursuing its prey through the woods (or the night sky). Its pre-Christian origins have taken different forms over the centuries, but all are recognizable as having their roots in the original myth—and, like most myths, the story of the Wild Hunt was meant to entertain. It was also intended to offer moral and spiritual guidance.Ancient Stories Wild Hunt

  1. What Is the Wild Hunt?
  2. Elements of the Wild Hunt Story
  3. Origins of the Wild Hunt
  4. Post-Christian Forms of the Wild Hunt
  5. Modern Pop Culture References to the…

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