Myths and Legends of the Celts

4.11 avg rating
( 99 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780141017945: Myths and Legends of the Celts
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Myths and Legends of the Celts is a fascinating and wide-ranging introduction to the mythology of the peoples who inhabited the northwestern fringes of Europe—from Britain and the Isle of Man to Gaul and Brittany. Drawing on recent historical and archeological research, as well as literary and oral sources, the guide looks at the gods and goddesses of Celtic myth; at the nature of Celtic religion, with its rituals of sun and moon worship; and at the druids who served society as judges, diviners, and philosophers. It also examines the many Celtic deities who were linked with animals and such natural phenomena as rivers and caves, or who later became associated with local Christian saints. And it explores in detail the rich variety of Celtic myths: from early legends of King Arthur to the stories of the Welsh Mabinogi, and from tales of heroes including Cúchulainn, Fionn mac Cumhaill, and the warrior queen Medb, to tales of shadowy otherworlds—the homes of spirits and fairies. What emerges is a wonderfully diverse and fertile tradition of myth-making that has captured the imagination of countless generations, introduced and explained here with compelling insight.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

James MacKillop is an eminent scholar of Celtic history and culture, having been Visiting Fellow in Celtic languages at Harvard University, professor of English at the State University of New York, Visiting Professor at the Université de Rennes, and president of the American Conference for Irish Studies. His many publications include the Dictionary of Celtic Mythology, Fionn mac Cumhaill, and Irish Literature: A Reader. He lives in Syracuse, New York.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 19.95
US$ 12.55

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780140515527: Myths and Legends of the Celts (Guides to World Mythology)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0140515526 ISBN 13:  9780140515527
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, 2005
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

James MacKillop
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141017945 ISBN 13: 9780141017945
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. UK ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Myths and Legends of the Celts is a fascinating and wide-ranging introduction to the mythology of the peoples who inhabited the northwestern fringes of Europe - from Britain and the Isle of Man to Gaul and Brittany.Drawing on recent historical and archaeological research, as well as literary and oral sources, the guide looks at the gods and goddesses of Celtic myth; at the nature of Celtic religion, with its rituals of sun and moon worship; and at the druids who served society as judges, diviners and philosophers. It also examines the many Celtic deities who were linked with animals and such natural phenomena as rivers and caves, or who later became associated with local Christian saints. And it explores in detail the rich variety of Celtic myths: from early legends of King Arthur to the stories of the Welsh Mabinogi, and from tales of heroes including Cuchulainn, Fionn mac Cumhaill and the warrior queen Medb to tales of shadowy otherworlds - the homes of spirits and fairies. What emerges is a wonderfully diverse and fertile tradition of myth making that has captured the imagination of countless generations, introduced and explained here with compelling insight. Seller Inventory # APG9780141017945

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

James MacKillop
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141017945 ISBN 13: 9780141017945
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. UK ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Myths and Legends of the Celts is a fascinating and wide-ranging introduction to the mythology of the peoples who inhabited the northwestern fringes of Europe - from Britain and the Isle of Man to Gaul and Brittany.Drawing on recent historical and archaeological research, as well as literary and oral sources, the guide looks at the gods and goddesses of Celtic myth; at the nature of Celtic religion, with its rituals of sun and moon worship; and at the druids who served society as judges, diviners and philosophers. It also examines the many Celtic deities who were linked with animals and such natural phenomena as rivers and caves, or who later became associated with local Christian saints. And it explores in detail the rich variety of Celtic myths: from early legends of King Arthur to the stories of the Welsh Mabinogi, and from tales of heroes including Cuchulainn, Fionn mac Cumhaill and the warrior queen Medb to tales of shadowy otherworlds - the homes of spirits and fairies. What emerges is a wonderfully diverse and fertile tradition of myth making that has captured the imagination of countless generations, introduced and explained here with compelling insight. Seller Inventory # APG9780141017945

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

MacKillop, James
Published by Penguin UK
ISBN 10: 0141017945 ISBN 13: 9780141017945
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin UK. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0141017945 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI896610

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

James MacKillop
Published by Penguin (2006)
ISBN 10: 0141017945 ISBN 13: 9780141017945
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2006. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # GH9780141017945

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.20
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

James MacKillop
Published by Penguin (2006)
ISBN 10: 0141017945 ISBN 13: 9780141017945
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0000198052

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.22
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

James MacKillop
Published by Penguin (2006)
ISBN 10: 0141017945 ISBN 13: 9780141017945
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780141017945_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.06
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

James MacKillop
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141017945 ISBN 13: 9780141017945
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780141017945

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.08
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

MacKillop, James
Published by Penguin
ISBN 10: 0141017945 ISBN 13: 9780141017945
New Softcover Quantity Available: 16
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin. Condition: New. 2006. 1st Edition Thus. Paperback. Presents an introduction to the mythology of the peoples, who inhabited the northwestern fringes of Europe from Britain and the Isle of Man to Gaul and Brittany. This guide looks at the gods and goddesses of Celtic myth; at the nature of Celtic religion, with its rituals of sun and moon worship; and at the druids who served society as judges. Num Pages: 432 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: HRKP2; JFHF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 25. Weight in Grams: 320. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9780141017945

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

MacKillop, James
Published by Penguin (2006)
ISBN 10: 0141017945 ISBN 13: 9780141017945
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: 16
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2006. Condition: New. 2006. 1st Edition Thus. Paperback. Presents an introduction to the mythology of the peoples, who inhabited the northwestern fringes of Europe from Britain and the Isle of Man to Gaul and Brittany. This guide looks at the gods and goddesses of Celtic myth; at the nature of Celtic religion, with its rituals of sun and moon worship; and at the druids who served society as judges. Num Pages: 432 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: HRKP2; JFHF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 25. Weight in Grams: 320. . . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780141017945

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

James MacKillop
ISBN 10: 0141017945 ISBN 13: 9780141017945
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141017945. Seller Inventory # ST0141017945

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book