The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore

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Facts On File, Incorporated, 2008 - 512
Discover the rich world of Celtic mythology and folklore.

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Celtic peoples were talented storytellers. Like many others, they passed down recollections of history and conveyed religious ideas orally, developing a strong mythological and folkloric tradition through the generations. Christianity brought literacy to the Celts, and converts who became Christian monks wrote down many of the old stories, recording them in several languages, including Irish, Welsh, and Latin. These stories provide a rich, panoramic view of Celtic culture.

The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore is a fascinating reference to the myths and folklore originating from the people of the Celtic lands-Ireland, Scotland, Celtic Britain, Wales, Brittany and central France, Galicia, and the smaller islands where the Celts lived. This accessible book offers a broad overview of the elements that make up Celtic mythology and folklore, including figures, deities, events, stories, and places. Concise A-to-Z entries provide brief descriptions of the subjects, emphasizing the original sources of myths and traditions and including bibliographic references.

Approximately 1,000 entries cover:
  • Heroic figures
  • Historical places
  • Mythic figures
  • Narrative and epic cycles
  • Sacred places and objects
  • Themes and religious concepts
  • Theories and controversies
  • and more.

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All the beauty, magic and fascination of the Celtic world in a comprehensive, beautifully written guide. Goddesses, gods, mythical queens and kings, heroes and heroines, saints and otherworldly ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Patricia Monaghan, a member of the interdisciplinary faculty at DePaul University in Chicago, is the author of The Red-Haired Girl from the Bog: The Landscape of Celtic Myth and Spirit and of the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines. A winner of the Pushcart Prize, she is also a poet and essayist who serves as Senior Fellow at the Black Earth Institute in Wisconsin.

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