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Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend - Miranda J. Green

Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend

Paperback Published: 15th September 1997
ISBN: 9780500279755
Number Of Pages: 240

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The ancient Celts were the greatest and most powerful of the early European peoples residing north of the Alps. Warlike, exuberant, and superstitious, they saw divinities in every facet of life and nature, venerating deities of the sun, thunder, water, war, healing, hunting, fertility, and death. They practiced human and animal sacrifice, and a powerful priesthood--the Druids--presided over much of their religious life. The Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend covers every aspect of Celtic myth, religion, and folklore in Britain and Europe between 500 BC and AD 400. In parallel with the fruits of archaeological research, the testimony of Classical writers and the earliest recorded versions of the pagan oral traditions of Wales and Ireland provide us with a complete overview of Celtic lore. This guide presents that knowledge in over 400 copiously illustrated articles, together with a comprehensive historical introduction.

ISBN: 9780500279755
ISBN-10: 0500279756
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 15th September 1997
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition