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Heroes of the Dawn: Celtic Myth (Myth and Mankind)

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Generation after generation has passed down the ancient legend of a boy-king named Arthur who pulled a sword from stone, loved the beautiful Guinevere, and presided over the Round Table. And we still celebrate the ancient Celtic holy day of Samhain, only now we call it Halloween. The earth itself has preserved sacred Celtic cauldrons designed to raise soldiers from the dea ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published May 1st 1998 by Time-Life Books
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I don't remember where I ran across this book exactly, and I didn't realize it was a Time-Life book with lots of illustrations and pictures of Celtic artifacts. It was quite informative for someone like me who has only a passing awareness of Celtic culture and myth. For example, I hadn't realized that the Celts were spread through most of Europe at one time. I also appreciated extensive coverage of the King Arthur legend and the explanation of what parts were drawn from Celtic myth, what was add ...more
Amy Elizabeth
Beautiful artwork and interesting timeline of myths and history.
Theodora R. R.
This book was all right. I love Celtic mythology, and I learned a lot about it from this book. There were a few iffy parts in it that hinted at inappropriate themes, but it was never too explicit, and that's something you learn to expect at least a little of in mythology.

So yes, I enjoyed it overall, and even borrowed a few characters and concepts from it to use in a short film script I'm writing.
This book is a good starting point for gaining information on the Celtic myths, including monsters, hags, and the Arthurian Legends. I found it interesting and delightful that many of the characters mentioned are also in my favorite YA series, The Alchemyst: the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.
wonderful myths and beautiful illustrations. includes pics of archaeological pieces as well
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Great crash course in Irish, Welsh, and Arthurian myth. I love this series!
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Goodreads Librari...: Time-Life Heroes of the Dawn 4 19 Jul 18, 2012 05:05PM  
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