A Dictionary of Irish Mythology

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9780094675407: A Dictionary of Irish Mythology

Including stories of gods and heroes, goddesses and heroines, of high adventure, the triumph of love, and the conflict of good and evil, the book outlines the place of Irish myths in the context of European culture and explains their relationship with other Celtic mythologies.

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Peter Berresford Ellis, is regarded as one of the pre-eminent Celtic scholars and has published many books on the subject. He is a Fellow of three Royal Societies in historical and antiquarian fields and the recipient of many awards and honours for his work. He is also, under the pseudonym Peter Tremayne he is the author of the bestselling Sister Fidelma murder mysteries set in Ireland in the 7th Century.

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"A who's who and what's what of irish legends and myths....The writing is entertaining and informative....The contents of this book suggest a thorough mastery of the subject."--Preview


"The entries are concise and knowledgeable....No other reference work seems to attempt to do what Ellis' does: present to the lay English reader a window to one of Europe's oldest mythologies in a dictionary format....A useful companion."--Reference Quarterly


"Readable and informative....Ellis has done his work well....A good ancillary to Irish and Celtic studies."--Choice


"A well-researched and readable dictionary."--The Book Report


"Succinctly identifies the role and exploits of each character as well as his or her relationship to others in Celtic cosmology....Dispels the mystery enshrouding the little-known heroes of Irish mythology....A fine complement to the many dictionaries of classical mythology."--Wilson Library Bulletin


"[Offers an] extensive and valuable introduction....His annotations are valuable contributions to the study of Ireland's epic sagas."--American Bookman


"Excellent reference for course in Celtic myth."--Jan Anderson, Clackamas Community College


"This is an excellent ancillary text for Celtic studies. It helps make sense out of the seeming chaos of unfamiliar material."--Jan Anderson, Clackamas Community College


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