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Celtic Myths and Legends (Myths of the World) By Charles Squire Ernest Wallcousins,

  • Title: Celtic Myths and Legends (Myths of the World)
  • Author: Charles Squire Ernest Wallcousins
  • ISBN: 9780517101575
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A comprehensive study of Celtic mythology, legend, and poetry provides background information on the Celts, Ancient Britons, and Druids, and includes the tales of such noted figures as Cuchulain, Blodeuweek, Branwen, and Fenn.
    Celtic Myths and Legends Myths of the World A comprehensive study of Celtic mythology legend and poetry provides background information on the Celts Ancient Britons and Druids and includes the tales of such noted figures as Cuchulain Blod

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    1. While this book is a little dry and probably dated in places it is very detailed in the names and places of celtic mythology Yes, what we have is a book that explains everything and tells everything, unlike modern equivelants Not a book to read too avidly, but certainly a useful reference.Would recommend a copy of this for the shelves.

    2. Probably the best written and compiled collection of Celtic legends I ve read so far There are some stories missing from this collection that I ve read elsewhere, but overall it s a great primer for those just getting into Celtic lore It spans the entirety of the British Isles, from Scotland to Wales, and the stories are for the most part unabridged.

    3. This is one from my PC shelf not one to read cover to cover, I refer back to this from time to time, and read it sporatically Lots of interesting bits about the Celts2 15 08 I am currently in the midst of reading The Mists of Avalon heehee , and so I am reading bits of this as a sort of background specifically, chptr 21, The Mythological Coming of Arthur , which relates the similarities of the tale with that of Finn Fenian, and the Red Branch Heroes of Ulster Also of interest here is chptr 23, T [...]

    4. Retells the myths One section of the book is about Irish and Scottish myths, and the other is about Welsh ones The two mythologies are independent of each other, though they must have developed from a common ancestor and many similarities remain and are pointed out by the author The Irish stories are better documented, so they form a complete cycle, but the British record has gaps in it I came to this book knowing very few of the stories, and I found it a very helpful introduction that will pro [...]

    5. Not an easy read but I like the way he relates the different Celtic peoples and the previous Neolithic inhabitants of Britain, and links the myths of the different groups The Welsh myths including the earliest stories of Arthur are broadly the same as the Irish, often with only slight changes of name He suggests that the leprechauns and pixies of Ireland and western Britain are a survival of the gods of the earlier population And the explanation of Arthur and the knights is very timely after rea [...]

    6. Although, written published in 1912, this book is still apparently an excellent source for Celtic mythology The author traces pre Celtic and Celtic beliefs down through the ages through the beginnings of the Christian era down to the modern times of 1912.While I am sure that some of the suppositions regarding pre Celtic and early Celtic civilizations are now somewhat out of date due to archaeological investigations during the last century, this book still has much to offer those who are interest [...]

    7. This book is a weird mix of historiography and myth telling or are those the same thing, as my ppostmodernist revisionist history brain suggests On the one hand, he wants to highlight what scholars know and and how their opinions have changed over time and with new evidence And that part is not so good because it s dry and now 20 years out of date The myth telling is interesting the myths are interesting the writing itself is fine It makes me want to go back for all the unfinished books from my [...]

    8. I really enjoyed this book I thought that it was interesting learning about all the pagan deity s and legends Although I thought that the beginning of the book was less interesting than the rest of the book since it just explained why these myths and legends helped develop english literature, and who the celtics were After this portion of the book though I found the legends really interesting, especially hearing the full story of king Arthur since I only knew part of it before hand overall I rea [...]

    9. I bought this book on our trip to Ireland several years ago, and just recently picked it up I had a hard time staying with this book and I m not sure if I ll finish it I m about half way done, but the first few introductory chapters are hard to follow The author talks to you as if you already know a lot of what he is talking about It is interesting to find out some of the myths and legends in the Celtic areas Ireland England , but it gets confusing It would be nice to eventually know where the a [...]

    10. Been awhile so I had to refresh my memory but then it was off and running.is is a fairly new series for Ward but as always she does a fine writing jobI am not as in love with the angels as the dark hunters but they r sure growing on meDevina is the devil in deguise and Jim the saviorwe know who we want to winI know for sure who I want to win the game

    11. This book is ok if you re just begining to learn or to study about Celtic myths and if you don t know them yet But I would recommend other books which are much better books such as the ones written by scholars like Miranda Green s Celtic Myth for example, which are also easy reading and far interesting and accurate.

    12. Found this really interesting especially since, and I didn t realize this when I bought it, it was written just over 100 years ago It s an easy enough read, retells some Celtic mythology and explores the decline of the gods and how they have been reinterpreted today as fairies, saints and even King Arthur.

    13. A scholarly view into the history and evolution of the Celtic myths and legends It is fascinating to learn how a pagan religion can be molded into a whole new religion and or into history At times, this book can get a little tiresome, and Squire can t help but show the signs of his times with his politically incorrect ideas on social Darwinism But overall, a solid overview of Celtic myth.

    14. Some of the information presented has been refuted in the past 100 years This book does offer a decent window into the mode of thinking for British citizens at a time when the sun never set on the British Empire Everything the author considers is colored by that lens.

    15. This is a book from another era, and it shows Squire gives a good overview of Celtic mythology, but includes a bit too much synopsis and too little direct quotation of the source material Still, an enjoyable read.

    16. Excellent condensation of a huge amount of material I sometimes felt that the author intentionally used archaic or lesser known vocabulary than was necessary for a book meant to make this complicated lore attainable to laymen.

    17. I read this one a long time ago Devoured it, really, but I was thinking of it today for some reason Wonderful book about the old gods of Ireland and Northumbria Beautiful myths, legends, and stories Probably my favorite mythology book.

    18. Very good book I think it taught me a lot about what my ancestors believed and grew up believing I think it was very educational and for anyone who does, or may have Irish or even Scottish heritage might want to read it.

    19. First may I say I am Biased in my opinion I did not like the way the Author referred to Ireland as the British Isles The book was not easy to enjoy There was however excellent information in the content when you finally got through it.

    20. The writing was just too dry I couldn t get into the mythology at all, I m sure there are relatable reads out there.

    21. Not a new offering, but fairly well rounded This is not just a book of tales, but an explanation of how, when and what relations exist between the gods and men that people the Celtic myths.

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