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Dictionary of Celtic Mythology
This new work offers an exhaustive survey of one of the world's most fertile and exciting mythological traditions. It covers the persons, themes, concepts, places, and creatures of Celtic mythology, in all its ancient and modern traditions, in 4000 entries ranging from brief definitions to extended essays on major tale cycles. An introductory essay explains who the Celts w ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published December 14th 2000 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published April 30th 1998)
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Sep 09, 2013 Chris rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
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