The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore

The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore

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This book helps you discover the rich world of Celtic mythology and folklore. Celtic peoples were talented storytellers, and their stories provide a rich, panoramic view of Celtic culture.""The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore"" is a fascinating reference to the myths and folklore originating from the people of the Celtic lands - Ireland, Scotland, Celtic Britain, Wales, Brittany and central France, Galicia, and the smaller islands where the Celts lived. This accessible book offers a broad overview of the elements that make up Celtic mythology and folklore, including figures, deities, events, stories, and places. Concise A-to-Z entries provide brief descriptions of the subjects, emphasizing the original sources of myths and traditions and including bibliographic references.It has approximately 1,000 entries covering: Heroic figures; Historical places; Mythic figures; Narrative and epic cycles; Sacred places and objects; Themes and religious concepts; Theories and controversies; and more.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Checkmark Books, c2008.
ISBN: 9780816075560
Branch Call Number: 299.16 Monaghan
Characteristics: xvi, 512 p. ;,24 cm.
Alternative Title: Celtic mythology and folklore


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