Celtic Myths (The Legendary Past)

by Miranda Jane Green

Paperback, 1994

Status

Available

Publication

University of Texas Press (1994), Edition: 1, 80 pages

Description

Savage goddesses of war, sun-gods, human sacrifice and the mysteries of the Otherworld are some of the themes explored in this title. The ancient Celts inhabited much of Europe between about 600 BC and AD 400. They were not a literate society, but important sources of evidence for their mythology and beliefs do survive. The vernacular myths of Ireland and Wales - tales of deities, superhuman heroes and magical beasts - were written down in a later period by Christian scribes but preserve much of the earlier pagan mythology.

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Language

Original language

English

Physical description

80 p.; 9.5 inches

ISBN

0292727542 / 9780292727540
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