Red Haired Girl from the Bog: The Landscape of Celtic Myth and Spirit [NOOK Book]

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When Patricia Monaghan traveled to Ireland seeking her roots, what she found was much more than her physical ancestors. This is the story of her journey and the legends, landmarks, and mystical lore she encountered. Her poetic stories elucidate the ways that myth reveals the truth of human experience as well as the contradictions that are embodied in women's lives. This book is an extensive exploration of goddess mythology in Ireland, from Brigit, the Celtic goddess of water, fire, and transformation, to the ...
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Red Haired Girl from the Bog: The Landscape of Celtic Myth and Spirit

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Overview

When Patricia Monaghan traveled to Ireland seeking her roots, what she found was much more than her physical ancestors. This is the story of her journey and the legends, landmarks, and mystical lore she encountered. Her poetic stories elucidate the ways that myth reveals the truth of human experience as well as the contradictions that are embodied in women's lives. This book is an extensive exploration of goddess mythology in Ireland, from Brigit, the Celtic goddess of water, fire, and transformation, to the historical figure of Granueille, a pirate queen.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577318026
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 4/16/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 767,799
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Sacred Center 1
Chapter 2 Movntains of the Hag 15
Chapter 3 The Red-Haired Girl from the Bog 45
Chapter 4 Intoxication 75
Chapter 5 Becoming Native to This Island 107
Chapter 6 The Well of Her Memory 137
Chapter 7 Wisdom Galore 167
Chapter 8 Wildish Things 205
Chapter 9 The Stone in the Midst of All 241
Pronunciation Guide 251
Glossary 253
Notes 265
Index 275
Acknowledgments 291
About the Author 293
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