By Bill Price

ISBN-10: 1842432435

ISBN-13: 9781842432433

Fragments of the wealthy and complicated mythology of the traditional Celts of pre-Roman Europe have been preserved within the monasteries of early Christian eire and in tales first written down in medieval Wales. The exploits of Cúlchulainn and Fionn mac Cumhaill and of Deirdre and Rhiannon have their roots within the Iron Age and feature come right down to us from the stories of Celtic bards and storytellers. The myths relate epic tales of heroic ancestors, whilst the divine and mortal geographical regions have been in detail certain up with one another and gods and goddesses inhabited the wildlife. The tales are wealthy with spiritual symbolism and provides an idea of ways the Celts perceived the realm during which they lived. in addition they inform of the lives of the folk themselves—kings and queens, husbands and other halves, warriors and farmers. alongside the Atlantic coast of Western Europe facets of the oral tradition of the Celts persevered opposed to the tide of historical past and into the fashionable age. The languages and traditions of eire, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of guy, Cornwall, and Brittany, including the surviving myths, offer glimpses again into the Celtic global and are a continual connection to a tradition another way identified via archaeology and the debts of classical authors.

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