The Celtic Myths

A Guide To The Ancient Gods and Legends

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

207 Blz., ISBN 978 0 500 25209 3     
Thames & Hudson, 2015     

The perfect introduction for the modern reader to the world of Celtic myth and legend.

The Tuatha Dé Danaan, gods of Irish mythology - The Fomorians, their deadly foe - The Daghda, chief of the gods - The Morrigán, battle fury and goddess of death - The Ulster superhero Cú Chulainn and Medbh, Queen of Connacht, whom he defeated - The Welsh heroic siblings Brân and Branwen - Horse-goddess Rhiannon who married Pwyll, Lord of Arberth - Their son Pryderi, stolen at birth - Lleu Llaw Gyffes, betrayed by his wife-of-flowers Blodeuwedd - Culhwch and Olwen, whose long and happy marriage was hard won - King Arthur and his knights - Special features on everything from the Druids and the Holy Grail to magic cauldrons and mythic monsters - Numerous illustrations of sacred objects, sites and landscapes.

Miranda Aldhouse-Green is Professor Emeritus at Gardiff University. She specializes in the study of shamanism and archaeology of the Iron Age. She has published widely on the Celts and their world, including: Celtic Goddesses: Warriors, Virgins and Mothers, Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend, and Exploring the World of the Druids.

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