Complete Guide to Celtic Mythology

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Appletree, 2000 - Religion - 252 pages
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The Celtic world is a rich source of myth and legend and this attractive volume aims to introduce the subject to a wide audience. Following a general history of Celts and druids, Curran presents extracts or summaries of myths that tell the stories of saints, giants and monsters, sea gods, earth and air spirits, sacred sites and heroes. Storytelling in the Celtic tradition is shown to be still alive in the far west of Britain. Each section is accompanied by numerous photographs of Celtic sites and past and present artistic representations of the legends.

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Contents

Introduction
21
Legends of Saints and Holy Men
56
Giants Monsters and Fairies
94
The Land Beneath the Waves
120
The Otherworld
142
Spirits of Earth and Air
160
Shrines and Sacred Sites
184
In Search of Ancient Heroes
204
The Great Wheel of Existence
226
Bibliography
243
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Ireland: Standing Stones to Stormont

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About the author (2000)

Curran lives in Ireland and is an expert on Irish fairies. He is schooled in the risks and rewards of rambles in the countryside.

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