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Celtic Mythology: The Nature and Influence of Celtic Myth, from Druidism to Arthurian Legend

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Uncover the origins and traditions of this ancient mythology with this new information about pagan Celtic society, the Druids and other mythologies.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 8th 1995 by Thorsons Publishers
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Barnaby Thieme
The difficulties of reconstructing the Celtic religions are well-known. Once you move past the elementary features of the landscape, the nature of the source materials is exceedingly problematic everywhere you look.

Generally speaking, we have three sources of information: 1) descriptions by classical authors such as Julius Caesar, which are few in number and very brief; 2) literary remnants of Celtic oral material, set down in the High and Late Middle Ages in Ireland and Wales, of which our sou
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John Kulm
Oct 05, 2011 John Kulm rated it it was amazing
Five stars if you're into this kind if thing. Intriguing speculation about the Druids and their connection to Persian Magi and Indian Yogis. Interesting history of Arthurian myths relationship with ancient Celtic deities.
Sophie
Nov 20, 2016 Sophie rated it did not like it
Worst book on Celtic Mythology or Druids. Rutherford has no clue about either of them. Lunatic ideas, no proven facts. Even worst than D.J. Conway and that tells you something.
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