Did you know that the oldest recorded vampire story comes from Ireland? This book discusses the ancient Celtic beliefs about death and how these were assimilated by Christianity; the importance which the ancient Celts and early Christians placed on blood; and how the Christian Church transmuted the vampire from an ancestor's ghost to a malevolent demon. Stories of spooky, mystical, and bloody tales are relayed throughout.
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Bob Curran is the author of A Field Guide to Irish Fairies, An Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology, The Creatures of Irish Myth, and Banshees, Beasts, and Brides from the Sea: Irish Tales of the Supernatural. He lives in Northern Ireland.Review:
For fans of vampires and Celtic lore this volume is a real find. -- Kliatt
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Book Description Merlin Publishing, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111903582199