Celtic Myth and Legend

Celtic Myth and Legend

by Charles Squire
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Celtic Myth and Legend by Charles Squire

The legends of ancient Britain retain a profound allure for readers around the world, assuring a warm reception for this introduction to the colorful pageant of Celtic myth. Its wondrous tales range from the oft-told deeds of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to the less-familiar adventures of the mighty Finn and his Fenians, Ulster's Champions of the Red Branch, and other figures from the Gaelic pantheon.
Tracing the exploits of kings and saints back to their earliest origins, the author reveals the pagan roots beneath the medieval Christianity and follows the stories' transformations into the fairy tales of the Victorian age. Minimal use of scholarly notes and a highly accessible style make this reader-friendly volume an ideal steppingstone in the path toward the magic cauldron of Celtic myth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486122090
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 12/19/2012
Series: Celtic, Irish
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
File size: 1 MB

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Celtic Myth And Legend 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
celticprincess11 More than 1 year ago
i love celtic myths but this is not one of my favorite books i think he made too many refrences to scientific matters and whatnot i think when your talking about any myths of any kind you should preserve the magic that comes with it.