Celtic Mythology A to Z

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Facts On File, Incorporated, 2004 - Mythology, Celtic - 114 pages
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Celtic Mythology A to Z is a clearly written, illustrated guide to the characters, objects, and places that make up the mythic lore of the Celtic peoples. With more than 450 entries providing readable definitions, explanations, and descriptions of the major stories, gods and goddesses, places, and beliefs, this book is the perfect resource for young people who want to know more about ancient Celtic myths. Providing a brief historical overview of the Celtic peoples and insight into a wide range of subjects, Celtic Mythology A to Z is fully cross-referenced, offering comprehensive coverage of ancient Celtic myths in an easy-to-use format. Coverage includes: The development of Celtic mythology from its pagan origins to the advent of Christianity; The most important concepts and ideas of the Celtic culture, including belief in a mystical Otherworld; The rich array of Celtic myths, recounting tales of gods, goddesses, warriors, heroes, kings, and mortals; The most important Celtic deities from regions and countries including Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man, and Wales; Archaeological evidence and artifacts such as chariots and cauldrons that help us to understand how the Celtic peoples lived.

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