Celtic Lore And Legend

Celtic Lore And Legend

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by Bob Curran
     
 

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The Celts have always been great storytellers. Across the years, Celtic imagination and belief has spawned a host of heroes, monsters, fairies, spirits, and phantoms, all that have coalesced into a colorful tapestry of lore and legend which has been transmitted from one generation to another. From the earliest legends, told around the fires of the Celtic warriors,…  See more details below

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The Celts have always been great storytellers. Across the years, Celtic imagination and belief has spawned a host of heroes, monsters, fairies, spirits, and phantoms, all that have coalesced into a colorful tapestry of lore and legend which has been transmitted from one generation to another. From the earliest legends, told around the fires of the Celtic warriors, through the fireside tales of the rural hearths, to the written word of the polished scribe, these stories have a resonance and an immediacy that is heard to dismiss. They represent a vibrant and unbroken link to the Celtic past. Celtic Lore & Legend includes tales of the heroes and gods from the Great Myth Cycles and tales of witches, ghosts, and fairies- from Sir Walter Scott's Letters on Witchcraft and Demonology and Edmund Burt's Letters from the North of Scotland to Douglas Hyde's Tales of Saints and Sinners and Lady Gregory's Visions and Beliefs in the West of Oreland. It is also a treasure trove of lesser-known stories, such as Sir Walter Scott's Wandering Willie's Tale, James Hogg's The Brownie of the Black Hags, and Don Byrne's A Tale of the Piper.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564147868
Publisher:
Career Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/15/2005
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
1,004,059
Product dimensions:
0.61(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

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