The Irish Fairy Book: Myth and Romance from the Old World

The Irish Fairy Book: Myth and Romance from the Old World

by Alfred P. Graves
     
 
Ireland is a land of legend & fairy stories, home to banshees & leprechauns, sprites & spirits, & mythical heroes. Produced in written form since the 8th century, these tales date back to a much earlier past, when Celtic druids provided their flocks with oral histories of mighty deeds & mighty heroes, many of which had links with Celtic races all over Europe. This

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Ireland is a land of legend & fairy stories, home to banshees & leprechauns, sprites & spirits, & mythical heroes. Produced in written form since the 8th century, these tales date back to a much earlier past, when Celtic druids provided their flocks with oral histories of mighty deeds & mighty heroes, many of which had links with Celtic races all over Europe. This book includes over 40 of these tales in prose & poetry: of the giant Finn MacCool; of Daniel ORourke & his flight on the eagles back; of how Setanta became the Hound of Chulainn; tales of the great heroes, the Fianna; the legend of Knockgrafton & many more. Illustrated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572152236
Publisher:
World Publications, Inc. MA
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Pages:
356

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