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Celtic Myths And Legends
by Eoin Neeson
A collection of legends from early Christian times, in which the author retells the stories with a directness and simplicity which makes them refreshingly modern. The stories have a literary merit and a style and character of their own; their sophistication not dissimilar to that of the great tales of ancient Greece. Included in this collection are: 'The Children of Lir',...more
Published by Mercier Press
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This was a well written and entertaining introduction to the Myths and Legends of Ireland. The editor (author) did a great job of including selections from different time periods. Unfortunately, even as it was supposed to be an introduction, there were numerous characters that the reader was evidently supposed to know all about, but were never introduced. This made some of the stories a bit less understandable than they may otherwise have been.
I found this book in a gift shop while visiting the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. These beautiful and tragic tales of heroic warriors, intoxicating women, spirits, druids and giants have reaffirmed my love for mythology and written. The more familiar I become with the norse and celtic mythology, the more I realize that Tolkien . It was a pleasure to read of places which I had seen or heard of while touring Ireland.