Myths and Legends of the Celts

Myths and Legends of the Celts

by James MacKillop
     
 

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This new guide looks at the gods and goddesses of Celtic myth: at the nature of Celtic religion, with its rituals of sun and moon worship; and at the druids who served society as judges, diviners and philosophers. It also examines the many Celtic deities who were linked with animals and such natural phenomena as rivers and caves, or who later became assocaiated

Overview

This new guide looks at the gods and goddesses of Celtic myth: at the nature of Celtic religion, with its rituals of sun and moon worship; and at the druids who served society as judges, diviners and philosophers. It also examines the many Celtic deities who were linked with animals and such natural phenomena as rivers and caves, or who later became assocaiated with local Christain saints. And it explores in detail the rich variety of Celtic myths; from early legends of King Arthur to the stories of the Welsh Mabinogi, and from tales of heroes including Cuchulainn, Bran mac Febail and the warrior queen Medb to tales of shadowy otherworlds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141017945
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/25/2007
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,351,781
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 10.94(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

James MacKillop is an eminent scholar of Celtic history and culture, having been Visiting Fellow in Celtic languages at Harvard University, professor of English at the State University of New York, Visiting Professor at the Université de Rennes, and president of the American Conference for Irish Studies. His many publications include the Dictionary of Celtic Mythology, Fionn mac Cumhaill, and Irish Literature: A Reader. He lives in Syracuse, New York.

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