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Celtic myths and legends

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Published by MetroBooks in New York, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Celts.,
  • Mythology, Celtic.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementTimothy R. Roberts.
LC ClassificationsD70
The Physical Object
Pagination112p. :
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22299804M
ISBN 101567990924

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Celtic Myths and Legends breaks the myths into eight chapters starting with Celts in Ancient History, Religion of the Celts and takes the reader on a trip through the Irish Invasion Myths, Early Milesian Kings, Ultonian Cycle, Ossianic Cycle, Voyage of Maeldun and Myths and Tales of /5(24). Celtic Myths and Legends is a great book. Written by T. W. Rolleston, it has the unusual property of beginning with what we actually know about the Celtic People from historical sources. The book gives a thorough grounding in the life and times of the Celts and even goes into etymology, particularly with place names/5. The book assumes no prior knowledge of Celtic mythology whatsoever, and is highly accessible and newbie-friendly. On the whole, Celtic Myths and Legends is probably the best book on the subject for most total beginners. Click here to view or buy Celtic Myths and Legends at Amazon, where it’s discounted 15% from the list price. 2.   This is an excellent introduction to the legends of all the Celtic traditions, treading a fine line between the accessible and the scholarly. -- Linda McKee * Irish News * This book brings to life the oldest legends of these isles, in a style that will entertain young and old/5(K).

9 rows    Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project .   Buy The Celtic Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends 01 by Miranda Aldhouse-Green (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(18).   Modern Celtic scholars are more likely to trace the origins of the Celtic people to India, as does Peter Berresford Ellis, in the introduction to his modern book of the same title, Celtic Myths and Legends (). Berresford Ellis and Rolleston agree, however, that the oldest surviving Celtic tales are the Irish tales, and for this reason, they /5(). This splendidly illustrated study by the distinguished Celticist T. W. Rolleston masterfully retells the great Celtic myths and illuminates the world that spawned them. Focusing principally on Irish myths, the book first takes up the history and religion of the Celts, the myths of the Irish invasion and the early Milesian kings.

  A beautifully produced guide to the world of Celtic mythology, bringing together archaeology, history, and fantastical stories to paint a vivid picture of Celtic heritage. From gods, heroes, and monsters to Druids, sorcerers, and talking animals, The Celtic Myths explores every aspect of Irish and Welsh myths in this appealing and authoritative Brand: Thames & Hudson.   At pages, with a lot of full color pictures/illustrations, this is more a picture book of celtic mythology than anything else. While the major myths are touched on: The Irish Invasion Myths, the early Milesian Kings, Tales of the Ultonian Cycle, Tales of the Ossianic Cycle, The Voyage of Maeldun, Myths and Tales of the Cymry, and the Arthurian Saga this book /5(6). As part of my world folktale picture book series, this book list of Celtic mythology, Irish legends and folk lore will introduce your children to the legends of that fair green isle. You might be thinking, “should we really lump Celtic myths with Irish . Buy The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends (Mammoth Books) by Berresford Ellis, Peter (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5().