Early Irish Myths and Sagas

Early Irish Myths and Sagas

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First written down in the eighth century AD, these early Irish stories depict a far older world—part myth, part legend and part history. Rich with magic and achingly beautiful, they speak of a land of heroic battles, intense love and warrior ideals, in which the otherworld is explored and men mingle freely with the gods. From the vivid adventures of the great

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First written down in the eighth century AD, these early Irish stories depict a far older world—part myth, part legend and part history. Rich with magic and achingly beautiful, they speak of a land of heroic battles, intense love and warrior ideals, in which the otherworld is explored and men mingle freely with the gods. From the vivid adventures of the great Celtic hero Cu Chulaind, to the stunning "Exile of the Sons of Uisliu"—a tale of treachery, honour and romance—these are masterpieces of passion and vitality, and form the foundation for the Irish literary tradition: a mythic legacy that was a powerful influence on the work of Yeats, Synge and Joyce.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140443974
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1982
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
473,156
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.85(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Early Irish Myths and Sagas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Ruthven More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to dive into the world of Celtic Irish mythology. There are helpful foot notes as well as a pronounciation guide. The stories themselves are entertaining and insightful on old Irish histoory and beliefs