The magic and the glory of the Celts dominated the land, the hills and the valleys of Europe for centuries before they faded into the mists of folklore. The rich, diverse culture of these proud people has inspired subsequent generations. It is a culture bursting with music, craftsmanship, unfathomed rituals and religious ceremonies. The legacy of this warrior race is most commonly seen today in the stone crosses and symbols scattered throughout northern Europe, surviving for centuries and remaining a symbol of Celtic endurance. This book is for anyone who has ever been intrigued by the mystery of the Celts, fascinated by their history or captivated by their haunting music and the beauty of their art.--Page 2 of cover.
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