Celtic Gods and Heroes

Celtic Gods and Heroes

by Marie-Louise Sjoestedt
     
 

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Noted French scholar and linguist discusses the gods of the continental Celts, the beginnings of mythology in Ireland, heroes, and the two main categories of Irish deities: mother-goddesses — local, rural spirits of fertility or of war — and chieftain-gods: national deities who are magicians, nurturers, craftsmen, and protectors of the people.

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Noted French scholar and linguist discusses the gods of the continental Celts, the beginnings of mythology in Ireland, heroes, and the two main categories of Irish deities: mother-goddesses — local, rural spirits of fertility or of war — and chieftain-gods: national deities who are magicians, nurturers, craftsmen, and protectors of the people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486115887
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
05/10/2012
Series:
Celtic, Irish
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
577,450
File size:
739 KB

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