Myths And Legends Of The Celts

Myths And Legends Of The Celts by James Mackillop
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ISBN
9780141017945
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
352
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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'Myths And Legends Of The Celts' is a fascinating and wide-ranging introduction to the mythology of the peoples, who inhabited the northwestern fringes of Europe from Britain and the Isle of Man to Gaul and Brittany. Drawing on recent historical and archaeological research, as well as literary and oral sources, the guide looks at the gods and goddesses of Celtic myth; at the nature of Celtic religion, with its rituals of sun and moon worship; and at the druids who served society as judges, diviners and philosophers. It also examines the many Celtic deities who were linked with animals and such natural phenomena as rivers and caves, or who later became associated with local Christian saints. And, it explores in detail the rich variety of Celtic myths: from early legends of King Arthur to the stories of the Welsh Mabinogi, and from tales of heroes including Cuchulainn, Fionn mac Cumhaill and the warrior queen Medb to tales of shadowy otherworlds the homes of spirits and fairies.
ISBN:
9780141017945
Publication Date:
05 / 06 / 2006
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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