Celtic Mythology: The Nature and Influence of Celtic Myth, from Druidism to Arthurian Legend

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Aquarian Press, 1987 - Religion - 160 pages
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In this lively account of the world of Celtic myth, the author shows how deeply the myths have become embedded in Western consciouness -- from the Celtic vision of the Other World, with its dim forests and howling bare-fanged creatures, to the paradise of Tir nan'Og, the Land of Youth, where birds sing, and streams flow peacefully by in endless summer afternoons. Finally, the author traces the Celtic influence in the Arthurian cycle and assesse its impact on the English literary tradition.

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User Review  - TheBentley - LibraryThing

Fairly well researched for a brief overview, but not well written. In other words, it's too dense to serve as a good popularization, but not sophisticated enough to be really good academic work. I'd put it on par with an acceptable thesis in the field. Read full review

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