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The Book of Celtic Myths

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Hear the tales of Gods, monsters, magic, and more! Warriors, poets, scholars, and visionaries--from the depths of time the ancient Celts have fascinated us. Their rich heritage lives on today. But who were they? From the Druids and fairies to King Arthur and Celtic Christianity, there is much to be learned about these natives of the British and Irish islands. Their stories are fantastic and stirring, and through them, you'll gain a glimpse into what life was like during the Iron Age. These legends, first told through song as people gathered around the fire more than 2,000 years ago, are now here for you to explore. Experience the wonder and wisdom of these mysterious people with The Book of Celtic Myths.

The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends

Author : Peter Berresford Ellis
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Developed from an early oral storytelling tradition dating back to the dawn of European culture, this is one of the oldest and most vibrant of Europe's mythologies. From all six Celtic cultures - Irish, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Manx and Breton - Peter Berresford Ellishas included popular myths and legends, as well as bringing to light exciting new tales which have been lying in manuscript form, untranslated and unknown to the modern general reader. The author brings not only his extensive knowledge of source material but also his acclaimed skills of storytelling to produce an original, enthralling and definitive collection of Celtic myths and legends - tales of gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, magical weapons, fabulous beasts, and entities from the ancient Celtic world.

Celtic Mythology

Author : Philip Freeman
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Most people have heard of the Celts--the elusive, ancient tribal people who resided in present-day England, Ireland, Scotland and France. Paradoxically characterized as both barbaric and innocent, the Celts appeal to the modern world as a symbol of a bygone era, a world destroyed by the ambition of empire and the spread of Christianity throughout Western Europe. Despite the pervasive cultural and literary influence of the Celts, shockingly little is known of their way of life and beliefs, because very few records of their stories exist. In this book, for the first time, Philip Freeman brings together the best stories of Celtic mythology. Everyone today knows about the gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks, such as Zeus, Hera, and Hercules, but how many people have heard of the Gaulish god Lugus or the magical Welsh queen Rhiannon or the great Irish warrior Cú Chulainn? We still thrill to the story of the Trojan War, but the epic battles of the Irish Táin Bó Cuailgne are known only to a few. And yet those who have read the stories of Celtic myth and legend-among them writers like J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis-have been deeply moved and influenced by these amazing tales, for there is nothing in the world quite like them. In these stories a mysterious and invisible realm of gods and spirits exists alongside and sometimes crosses over into our own human world; fierce women warriors battle with kings and heroes, and even the rules of time and space can be suspended. Captured in vivid prose these shadowy figures-gods, goddesses, and heroes-come to life for the modern reader.

Celtic Myths and Legends

Author : Eoin Neeson
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A collection of legends from early Christian times, in which the author retells the stories with a directness and simplicity which makes them refreshingly modern. The stories have a literary merit and a style and character of their own, not dissimilar to the sophistication of the great tales of ancient Greece. Included in this collection are: The Children of Lir, The Wooing of Etain, Diarmuid and Gráinne, The Combat at the Ford, The Children of Tuireann, The Sickbed of Cuchulain and Deirdre and the Sons of Usna. One of the most significant aspects of Irish myths is that they were recorded at a time before the literature of modern Europe was born and when the literary energy of the classical world was dead. These legends are a connecting link between the two literary traditions and were first recorded in written form in early Christian Ireland, which had not felt the direct influence of Rome. The men who wrote the myths began to emerge as the earliest classic scholars of the modern world.

Celtic Mythology

Author : Josh Drake
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Celtic Mythology Are you interested in ancient cultures, meaningful tales, and entrancing folklore? Because if you are, this book has much in store for you. Do you know that the Celtic culture and folklore, though with a primarily Irish origin, has widespread branches across the globe - as far as the British, Scottish, and Welsh cultures of Europe, and right into the Euro-Asian territory of Turkey? It is a culture that was as interesting as it was mysterious and has passed its knowledge of mythological creatures and deities from generation to generation, developing a holistic view of the universe. This book can provide you with a combination of all the aspects of Celtic mythology - from its Irish and Welsh origins to its Scottish and Brittany sides - allowing you to have a complete 360-degree view of the world with a perspective that is much more interesting and spiritually accurate than the contemporary ones. In this book, you will be discovering a completely different side of the universe and looking at deities that seem to have much in common with the Greek Gods but are believed to be different. It accounts for all the Tales, Gods, Legendary Creatures and Beliefs that have dominated the Celtic folklore and been conveyed by it - being handed down generation to generation for centuries. The book conveys Who the Celts were and what beliefs they shared? Why and how their tales were passed down from generation to generation Tens of the interesting myths and tales that the Celtic people shared Comprehensive insights into their culture and how far and wide their branches spread Details of their Gods and other religious concepts

Education and Celtic Myth

Author : Pádraic Frehan
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The book examines one aspect of the national self-image of Ireland as it was trans-generationally transmitted in the Irish National School environment through the medium of the Celtic mythology tales. Celtic mythology embodied a unique Irishness without b

The Celtic Myths

Author : Miranda Aldhouse-Green
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Provides a guide to the world of celtic mythology, introducing supernatural characters and key motifs while discussing how and by whom the legends have been transmitted throughout history.

Celtic Myths

Author : Miranda Jane Green
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Explores mythology and beliefs of pagan Celts from 600 B.C. to A.D. 400. Since they were non-literates there is no written record of their lives, beliefs or stories, but those written by others.

The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore

Author : Patricia Monaghan
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Presents an illustrated A to Z reference containing over 1,000 entries providing information on Celtic myths, fables and legends from Ireland, Scotland, Celtic Britain, Wales, Brittany, central France, and Galicia.

Celtic Myths and Legends

Author : Philip Ardagh
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Retells traditional Celtic myths about heroes, giants, warrior kings and queens, and the Little People. Includes a who's who of key figures in Celtic mythology and an explanation of how these stories have survived.

Complete Guide to Celtic Mythology

Author : Bob Curran
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The Celtic world is a rich source of myth and legend and this attractive volume aims to introduce the subject to a wide audience. Following a general history of Celts and druids, Curran presents extracts or summaries of myths that tell the stories of saints, giants and monsters, sea gods, earth and air spirits, sacred sites and heroes. Storytelling in the Celtic tradition is shown to be still alive in the far west of Britain. Each section is accompanied by numerous photographs of Celtic sites and past and present artistic representations of the legends.

Celtic Mythology

Author : John Arnott MacCulloch
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Illustrations from rare sources enhance this treasury detailing the strife and mythic powers of the gods, their loves and aid to mortals, and of famed heroes, pagans, and Christians.

Celtic Myth and Legend

Author : Charles Squire
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Splendid compilation of tales ranges from Arthurian myth to less-familiar adventures, such as Finn and his Fenians, plus many other heroic figures from the Gaelic pantheon.

The Giant Book of Celtic Myths and Legend and Tales of Old Ireland

Author : Michael Foss
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Celtic Myths

Author : Sam McBratney
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An illustrated collection of Celtic mythology including "The Hound of Ulster", "Limpet Rock", and "Wee Johnny's Revenge".

Celtic Mythology

Author : Corona Brezina
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A basic introduction to Celtic mythology and religion discusses its roots and the common elements, gods and goddesses, and heroes featured in legends.

A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

Author : James MacKillop
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This accessible new work explores the whole of Celtic mythology, legend, saga, and folklore.

Celtic Myths

Author : Bill Price
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The myths of the Celts relate epic stories of heroic ancestors, when the divine and mortal realms were intimately bound up with each other and gods and goddesses inhabited the natural world. These stories are rich with religious symbolism and give an idea of how the Celts perceived the world in which they lived. They also tell of the lives of the people themselves: of kings and queens, husbands and wives, warriors and farmers.

The Illustrated Guide to Celtic Mythology

Author : T. W. Rolleston
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Celtic legends spring to life in this stunningly vivid book that combines illustrations and photographs with written accounts of a bygone civilization. 200 illustrations and 100 color and black-and-white photographs.

Celtic Myths Tales

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Curated new Myths and Tales. The mythic invasions of Ireland, the mystical kingdoms, warriors, giants, creatures of the underworld and magic, these are the fantastic ingredients of Celtic legend. Because they told their own stories in the ancient way, by word of mouth, we understand the traditions of these proud people through the records of their mortal enemies, the Romans, but still they thrive, so bright and strong today. The latest title in Flame Tree's beautiful, comprehensive series of Gothic Fantasy titles, concentrates on the ancient, epic origins of modern fantasy.