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The Gods of the Celts

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This sourcebook on the Celts and their religions covers all aspects of the gods, ritual customs, cult-objects and sacred places. It introduces the Celts, describes the geographical and chronological scope of the book and examines the nature of the evidence. Further chapters cover the various cults of sun and sky, mother-goddesses and fertility, war, death and the underworl ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 25th 1993 by Sutton Publishing (first published January 1st 1986)
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Katie
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dropped, non-fiction
Um. So, this was basically a catalog of archaeological finds. Rather dull.
Brandi
Jul 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
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 rated it did not like it
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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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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