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Dictionary of Celtic Mythology
This accessible new work explores the whole of Celtic mythology, legend, saga, and folklore. Subjects covered in the 4,000 alphabetically arranged entries include characters in Celtic myth such as Deirdre, Cuchulainn, and Branwen; places, real and imaginary, revealing the mythological and legendary associations of places such as Anglesey, Bath, and the river Shannon; creat ...more
Published April 30th 1998 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Sep 09, 2013 Chris rated it 5 of 5 stars
The tag “Celtic” is one of those catch-all but often meaningless labels that are a lazy shorthand for anything mystical, fey or even implicitly racial. Too often it is used by those profoundly unaware of its scholarly origins in linguistics or cultural history, so it is refreshing to have this Dictionary written by a specialist displaying his undoubted expertise in linguistics, literature, archaeology, history and comparative religion. The four thousand entries cover mythology and legend, litera ...more