New PDF release: Celtic Mythology: Tales of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes

By Philip Freeman

ISBN-10: 0190460474

ISBN-13: 9780190460471

ISBN-10: 1536685720

ISBN-13: 9781536685725

most folks have heard of the Celts--the elusive, old tribal those who resided in present-day England, eire, Scotland and France. satirically characterised as either barbaric and blameless, the Celts entice the fashionable global as an emblem of a bygone period, an international destroyed via the ambition of empire and the unfold of Christianity all through Western Europe. regardless of the pervasive cultural and literary impact of the Celts, shockingly little is understood in their lifestyle and ideology, simply because only a few documents in their tales exist. during this publication, for the 1st time, Philip Freeman brings jointly the simplest tales of Celtic mythology.

Everyone this present day is aware concerning the gods and heroes of the traditional Greeks, reminiscent of Zeus, Hera, and Hercules, yet what number of people have heard of the Gaulish god Lugus or the paranormal Welsh queen Rhiannon or the nice Irish warrior C? Chulainn? We nonetheless thrill to the tale of the Trojan battle, however the epic battles of the Irish T?in B? Cuailgne are identified basically to some. And but those that have learn the tales of Celtic fable and legend-among them writers like J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis-have been deeply moved and encouraged through those extraordinary stories, for there's not anything on the planet relatively like them. In those tales a mysterious and invisible realm of gods and spirits exists along and occasionally crosses over into our personal human global; fierce girls warriors conflict with kings and heroes, or even the foundations of time and area should be suspended. Captured in vibrant prose those shadowy figures-gods, goddesses, and heroes-come to lifestyles for the fashionable reader.

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