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Gods and heroes of the Celts

Marie-Louise Sjoestedt

Gods and heroes of the Celts

by Marie-Louise Sjoestedt

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Published by Methuen in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMarie-Louise Sjoestedt ; translated (from the French) by Myles Dillon.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi,104p. ;
Number of Pages104
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13673871M

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of Celtic Mythology' is a collection of classic myths from all over the Celtic world: from Scotland to Ireland to the Isle of Man to Wales and all the way to Brittany. These stories tell of the pride of warriors, the magic of gods and wars between clans.   Heroes of the Celts. They were a pretty self-sufficient group who had their own pantheon of gods and great respect for the land in which they inhabited. They were also notorious for being ferocious in battle – to the point where they could intimidate their enemies just by their presence alone – so it should come to no surprise that they.

  In this book, for the first time, Philip Freeman brings together the best stories of Celtic mythology. Everyone today knows about the gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks, such as Zeus, Hera, and Hercules, but how many people have heard of the Gaulish god Lugus or the magical Welsh queen Rhiannon or the great Irish warrior C Chulainn?Pages: Buy the Hardcover Book Celtic Mythology: Tales of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes by Philip Freeman at , Canada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. Most people have heard of the Celts - the elusive, ancient tribal people who resided in present-day England, Ireland, Scotland and France.

Get this from a library! Celtic mythology: tales of gods, goddesses, and heroes. [Philip Freeman] -- "Most people have heard of the Celts--the elusive, ancient tribal people who resided in present-day England, Ireland, Scotland and France. Paradoxically characterized as both barbaric and innocent. In this book, for the first time, Philip Freeman brings together the best stories of Celtic mythology. Everyone today knows about the gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks, such as Zeus, Hera, and Hercules, but how many people have heard of the Gaulish god Lugus or the magical Welsh queen Rhiannon or the great Irish warrior Cú Chulainn?


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Perhaps the best part about this book is its approachability. The shortness of the text and strength of the arguments could make for a dense, difficult text, but instead Gods and Heroes of the Celts is easy to follow while still containing well-reasoned, strong arguments about the nature of Celtic belief and by:   Marie-Louise Sjoestedt's classic "Celtic Gods and Heroes" ( English language edition) is a must read for every student of pre medieval western European folklore, religion, and mythology.

This brief study (only 95 pages) concludes with /5(52). Buy Gods and Heroes of the Celts Reissue by Sjoestedt, Marie-Louise, Dillon, Myles (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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Try it now. No thanks. Try the new Google Books Get print book. No eBook available Gods and Heroes of the Celts. Marie-Louise Sjoestedt. Turtle Island Foundation, - Celts - pages. Translated by Myles Dillon. First published in France inand then re-published in English translation in America in"Gods and Heroes of the Celts" holds the key to an essential structure of the Celtic world, one which gives rise to a complicated and richly textured mythology.

Buy Gods and Heroes of the Celts (Celtic Studies) Revised edition by Sjoestedt, Marie-Louise, Dillon, Myles (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low Reviews: 4. This is a fascinating book about the Celts and their religion, which covers all aspects of the gods, ritual customers, cult-objects and sacred places of the ancient Celtic peoples.

The first chapter introduces the Celts and the evidence they have left behind, and places them. Synopsis Noted French scholar and linguist discusses the gods of the continental Celts, the beginnings of mythology in Ireland, heroes, and the two main categories of Irish deities: mother-goddesses - local, rural spirits of fertility or of war - and chieftain-gods: national deities who are Reviews: It’s a beautifully produced book, and I had high hopes for it since it was written by a Professor of Celtic Studies.

But the few women in this book are mostly there to care for their warrior men and provide them with heirs. The title is a misnomer.

It should have been Celtic Gods and Heroes (with a couple of Goddesses thrown in)/5(37). Perhaps the best part about this book is its approachability.

The shortness of the text and strength of the arguments could make for a dense, difficult text, but instead Gods and Heroes of the Celts is easy to follow while still containing well-reasoned, strong arguments about the /5.

Noted French scholar and linguist discusses the gods of the continental Celts, the beginnings of mythology in Ireland, heroes, and the two main categories of Irish deities: mother-goddesses — local, rural spirits of fertility or of war — and chieftain-gods: national deities who are magicians, nurturers, craftsmen, and protectors of the people.

Noted French scholar and linguist discusses the gods of the continental Celts, the beginnings of mythology in Ireland, heroes, and the two main categories of Irish deities: mother-goddesses — local, rural spirits of fertility or of war — and chieftain-gods: national deities who are magicians, nurturers, craftsmen, and protectors of the people.3/5(1).

Introduces the world of the Celts, their gods and goddesses, heroes, monsters and villains. As well as vividly exploring the tales, the author brings her expertise in the archaeology of the Iron Age and particularly shamanism to bear on the mythical worlds she describes, with evidence as diverse as the Gundestrup Cauldron and the famous bog bodies.

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There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Sjoestedt, Marie-Louise, Gods and heroes of the Celts, tr. Myles Dillon, original title: Dieux et héros des Celtes (), London: Methuen, Book/Monograph.

Celtic mythology is the mythology of Celtic polytheism, the religion of the Iron Age Celts. Like other Iron Age Europeans, the early Celts maintained a polytheistic mythology and religious structure. For Celts in close contact with Ancient Rome, such as the Gauls and Celtiberians, their mythology did not survive the Roman Empire, their subsequent conversion to Christianity and the loss of.

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London, Methuen [] (OCoLC). Noted French scholar and linguist discusses the gods of the continental Celts, the beginnings of mythology in Ireland, heroes, and the two main categories of Irish deities: mother-goddesses — local, rural spirits of fertility or of war — and chieftain-gods: national deities who are magicians, nurturers, craftsmen, and protectors of the people/5.Tales of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes.

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