The Gods of the Celts

The Gods of the Celts

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by Miranda Green
     
 

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This fascinating overview of Celts and their religion covers all aspects of the gods, ritual customs, cult-objects, and sacred places of the ancient Celtic peoples
 

Covering 500 BC to AD 400, and embracing the whole of the Celtic world from Ireland to Australia, this rewarding overview of the evidence for Celtic religions, beliefs, and

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This fascinating overview of Celts and their religion covers all aspects of the gods, ritual customs, cult-objects, and sacred places of the ancient Celtic peoples
 

Covering 500 BC to AD 400, and embracing the whole of the Celtic world from Ireland to Australia, this rewarding overview of the evidence for Celtic religions, beliefs, and practices uses modern scholarship to bring an obscure, but captivating part of European history to life. First, this it introduces the Celts and the evidence they have left behind, and places them in their geographical and chronological context. It then covers the various cults of the sun and the sky; the mother-goddesses and fertility; war, death and the underworld; water gods and healers; animals and animism; and symbolism and imagery. 

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"An excellent detailed survey by one of our leading authorities on Celtic religion . . . an important contribution."  —Antiquaries’ Journal

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ISBN-13:
9780750934794
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
05/15/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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