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Highly readable and densely informative, this general survey of Celtic and Scandinavian ...
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Highly readable and densely informative, this general survey of Celtic and Scandinavian mythology and its beliefs and practices, first published in 1948, remains an excellent resource.
The author, a well-regarded expert on the subject, explores:
. nature worship
. deities and lesser supernatural beings
. mythical heroes
. magic and divination
. creation stories
. magic and morality
. and more.
Readers in comparative mythology and fans of Arthurian, Celtic, and epic fantasy fiction will find this book a delight.
British scholar JOHN ARNOTT MACCULLOCH (1868-1950) wrote numerous books on ancient mythology, including Religion of the Ancient Celts, The Childhood of Fiction: A Study of Folk Tales and Primitive Thought, Mythology of All Races, Religion: Its Origin & Forms, and Medieval Faith and Fable.