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Irish Imbas: Celtic Mythology Collection

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Over the past centuries, many of the most important Celtic cultural narratives and tales have been relegated to the status of children’s stories or cartoonish caricature, misunderstood and misinterpreted for as long as most of us can remember.

This collection by a new wave of contemporary authors hauls Celtic stories out of the dusty shadows and with succinct mythological a
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Paperback, 84 pages
Published March 2016 by Irish Imbas Books
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Sandra Lee
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite kind of book. One that goes back to the beginning and hits the points of how and where the myths and legends began.
Valerie
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short and very good.

While the stories are short, they are all well written and interesting. Nice to have modern tales with hints of past mythology coming through
Ryan
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a nice, short little read that takes several classic elements of Celtic folklore and presents them in a more modern context. It was a highly enjoyable read, and O'Sullivan adds explanations of the traditional legends associated with each story, which makes it a highly accessible one as well.
Sharkie
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know where my desire to read folklore came from; but this is where it ended up, and it didn't disappoint in the slightest. These Celtic tales are just a nice, simple read, while learning about Celtic mythology.
I highly recommend.
Emily Dones
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who love Irish mythology and the Fae
This was a beautiful short story collection. I was pleasantly surprised about this short story collection because it was completely free as an e-book in Barnes & Noble so please go and read it!
This contains five short stories (title,author,:myth) after each story Brian O' Sullivan provides a little summary of the myth that inspired the story.

1. Hawthorne Close by Sighle Meehan : The Faeries
2. A Mainland Mansie Meur by Sheelagh Rusell-Brown : The Selkie
3. In a Small Pond by Marc McEntegart :
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Sean
This book offers several short stories firmly based in old Irish myth and legend, with all the wonder and none of the gooey Celtic Twilight. Good stuff! But there's more! Each story is accompanied by a very short essay which provides the context that we modern non-Irish folk would not know Very well done.
emma schaefer
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not just your usual mythology book

This is actually a collection of short stories inspired by Celtic folklore, written by contemporary Celtic authors. Brian O'Sullivan goes to "clarify" its mythological roots and also demystify the mutation that the original myths and beliefs went through over the centuries. I loved the twists and changes of perspective in the modern stories. Definitely would recommend to readers with any kind of genre affiliation.
Teruru
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice mixture of fiction and on-fiction. The book was shorter than I'd expected but still packed an emotional and intellectual wallop.
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Brian O'Sullivan was born in county Cork, Ireland. On completing a degree at University College Cork, he went on to travel extensively. He is now based in New Zealand with his family but returns to Ireland on a regular basis.

Brian writes fiction that incorporates strong elements of Irish culture, language, history and mythology. These include literary short stories (The Irish Muse collection), my
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