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Celtic Mythology: The Myths & Legends of the Celtic World (Mythology Library)

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Fairy tale mythologies of the Celtic world are brought to life in this exciting new comprehensive volume. Over 200 images, including fine art paintings, illustrate ancient stories, making Celtic Mythology the most evocative and detailed guide to the intriguing myths and legends of the Celtic world. Arthur Cotterell, a world-renowned authority on and scholar of mythology, r ...more
Published (first published 1997)
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M L Swift
Sep 13, 2012 M L Swift rated it liked it
Shelves: reference, folklore
This book served more as a reference guide for a short story I was writing. Most of us are familiar with the Roman and Greek gods, but Celtic? I wanted to draw from lesser-known entities.

Thorough, well-written, and quite enjoyable stories about those kuh-razee Celts. I'm always interested in how societies were formed and the beliefs behind their origins. This book satisfied that interest.

In the future, if ever needing to tap into Celtic gods, demi-gods, or Demi Moore-gods, I'll grab this little
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Susie
Now with the busyness of the end of the year, this one took me quite a bit to read. But I should have read it in between other things, as it is really a reference book.

The information contained within, for each mythological character, is mostly brief, just giving outlines, with various images for some of the more major ones. Plus there is also extra, sometimes repeated, information on various things like Quests, Otherworlds, etc., to further expand upon the mythology.

There were quite a few thing
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Gregg Chamberlain
Aug 24, 2016 Gregg Chamberlain rated it it was amazing
A beautiful and excellent coffee-table book providing interesting and well-written summaries of the major and many minor figures of Celtic legend and myth, from gods and heroes to ordinary mortals. Comes with many lovely illustrations, both classic and modern paintings and sketches, along with a selection of ancient relics, engravings, woodcuts, and other samplings of art, depicting the Celtic world as it once was and as it might have been in folklore. Worthy addition to anyone's reference libra ...more
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Arthur Cotterell, former Principal of Kingston College in London, has spent many years combining senior educational management with historical research. He is the respected author of more than thirty books, and is now writing on the Chinese empire, from the history of which he considers one can learn as much about leadership as from Ashridge or Harvard.
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