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The Element Encyclopedia of the Celts : The ultimate A - Z of the symbols, history, and spirituality of dthe legendary cells - Rodney Castleden

The Element Encyclopedia of the Celts

The ultimate A - Z of the symbols, history, and spirituality of dthe legendary cells

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The latest title in the much-loved 'Element Encyclopaedia' series, The Element Encyclopaedia of Celts explores the history, culture, and mythology of these great peoples. A comprehensive guide of Celtic history and culture, The Element The Element Encyclopaedia of Celts tells the stories of these grand peoples and their way of life, including their heroic gods and goddesses, incredible myths and legends, and their everyday lives through their language, customs, and society.

Encompassing their iron-age beginnings, European colonisation, the various strands of 'Celticness' (race, politics, and culture), as well as the Celtic Tiger of today, this encyclopaedia gets to the very heart of Celtic origin and meaning, as well as delving into the cultural and mythical background that draws so many to claim their Celtic roots today.


  • The Celtic People and Their Way of Life
  • Celtic Places
  • Celtic Religion
  • Myths, Legends, and Stories
  • Symbols, Ideas, and Archetypes
  • Celtic Twilight and Revival Accompanied by illustrations and maps, which show the spread of Celts across the globe, as well as the symbols of Celtic mythology and religion
About the Author

Rodney Castleden has written more than 40 books on the arts and sciences, on topics such as landscape, ancient hill figures, Neolithic Britain, bronze age Aegean, and criminology. His surveys on the Cerne Giant won a 1996 British Archaeological Award. Among his books are Castles of Britain and Ireland, The Making of Stonehenge , and Minoans .



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Great Reference Source


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  • Great Reference Source
  • Informative
  • Well researched


  • A Bit Slow
  • Hard Going At Times

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  • Special Interests

As I am a seeker of knowledge, I appreciate the vast amount of information this book has to offer. Definitely a great reference source if your interest lies in history, folklore, Celtic community and myths/legends.

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ISBN: 9780007931507
ISBN-10: 0007931506
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 543
Published: 1st January 2013