Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race (Celtic interest)

 
9780094677203: Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race (Celtic interest)

Rolleston outlines the history and religious beliefs of the Celts and then traces the development of Celtic literature. Primary and secondary sources in early European literature are employed in this work. It features Irish invasion myths, the Milesian Cycle, Ultonian Cycle and early Welsh legend.

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"Thomas William Hazen Rolleston (1857 – 1920) was an Irish writer, literary figure and translator, known as a poet but publishing over a wide range of literary and political topics. He lived at various times in Dublin, Germany, London and County Wicklow; settling finally in 1908 in Hampstead, London, where he died.

He was born in Glasshouse, Shinrone, County Offaly, the son of a judge. He was educated at St Columba's College, Rathfarnham and Trinity College, Dublin. After a time in Germany he founded the Dublin University Review in 1885; he published Poems and Ballads of Young Ireland (1888), and a Life of Lessing (1889). In London in the 1890s he was one of the Rhymer's Club; he was to cross paths several times, and sometimes to clash, with W. B. Yeats. He was also involved in Douglas Hyde's Gaelic League.

He also spent time as a journalist, and as a civil servant involved with agriculture. He had eight children, from two marriages." (Quote from wikipedia.org)

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