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The Gods of the Celts

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  82 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
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 in their geographical and chronological context. The following chapters cover the various cults of ...more
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Published May 27th 2014 by History Press (SC) (first published January 1st 1986)
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Katie
Nov 19, 2014 Katie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dropped, non-fiction
Um. So, this was basically a catalog of archaeological finds. Rather dull.
Brandi
Jul 11, 2014 Brandi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pagan
Excellent foundational knowledge on Celtic religious practices. The text mainly sticks to descriptions of artefacts, with a minimal amount of interpretation about their ritual usage and the religious beliefs suggested therein. It both surprised me how little is known about the specifics of Celtic religious practices, but also how much archaeologists are able to extrapolate from the finds. A wonderful book for igniting curiosity. I'm so grateful to live just a few minutes away from the National M ...more
Markus Vernon
Dec 24, 2014 Markus Vernon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book to be totally different to what it seemed, it was based more on what other people had found and other peoples studies, with little said about the celts, their practices or their beliefs. I see this may be meant for people interested in archeology but either way this book had little to no information that I was looking for.
A.L. Stumo
A scholarly review of the archeological finds and survey of some historians opinions of the finds. I would recommend the book to those trained to read that genre only. One caution, sensitive readers like myself will find some of the human sacrifice grave finds very disturbing.
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Sep 29, 2008 Maya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Miranda Green was born in London and educated at Greycoat Hospital, Westminster. She took an Honours degree at University College, Cardiff and an M. Litt. at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She gained a research scholarship at the Open University and was awarded a doctorate in 1981 for her thesis on Romano-Celtic sun-symbolism. She has received research awards from the Society of Antiquities of London ...more
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