Celtic Symbols

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 304 pages
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What is it about the arts of the ancient Celts that make them so fascinating for today’s fashions and jewelry, graphic design, and even architecture? It’s as though their ancient magical powers still cast a spell over us. It’s easy to see why, when you you become familiar with the stories and the representations of the 50 most important symbol groupings. Illustrated texts reveal dozens of cultic figures featured in ancient Celtic rituals, including wild animals and birds, reptiles and fish, trees and flowers, numbers, spirals, crosses, circles, and many other designs. Each spread depicts the qualities and values they symbolize, with examples of characters and stories from ancient myths that can be incorporated into your favorite designs today.


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Sabine Heinz, born in Berlin, studied Russian, English, and Celtic languages at the Humboldt-University of Berlin and obtained her Ph.D. in Translation theory there. She has since lectured and published on various aspects of mainly Celtic, but also English and German in different countries. In 2003, she obtained her Habilitation in Vienna. Since 2004 she has been a visiting professor and head of the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures in the School of English, A. Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.

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