Celtic Myth and Legend
The legends of ancient Britain retain a profound allure for readers around the world, assuring a warm reception for this introduction to the colorful pageant of Celtic myth. Its wondrous tales range from the oft-told deeds of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to the less-familiar adventures of the mighty Finn and his Fenians, Ulster's Champions of the Red Branch, and other figures from the Gaelic pantheon.
Tracing the exploits of kings and saints back to their earliest origins, the author reveals the pagan roots beneath the medieval Christianity and follows the stories' transformations into the fairy tales of the Victorian age. Minimal use of scholarly notes and a highly accessible style make this reader-friendly volume an ideal steppingstone in the path toward the magic cauldron of Celtic myth.
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THE GODS ARRIVE
THE RISE OF THE SUNGOD CHAPTER VIII THE GAELIC ARGONAUTS
FINN AND THE FENIANS
THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE GODS
THE BRITISH GODS AND THEIR STORIES
THE GODS OF THE BRITONS
THE ADVENTURES OF THE GODS OF HADES
THE WOOING OF BRANWEN AND THE BEHEADING OF BRÂN
THE WAR OF ENCHANTMENTS
THE VICTORIES OF LIGHT OVER DARKNESS
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