Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend

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Containing over 400 copiously illustrated entries on every aspect of Celtic myth, religion and folklore in Britain and Europe between 500 BC and AD 400

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Miranda Aldhouse-Green

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Warlike, exuberant and superstitious, the ancient Celts saw divinities in every facet of life and nature, venerating deities of the sun, thunder, water, war, healing, hunting, fertility and death. They possessed a complicated array of concepts and rituals, a powerful priesthood – the Druids – and a pantheon which included the goddess-queen Medb and the Morrigan, a sinister war-goddess.

This dictionary contains entries on every aspect of Celtic myth, religion and folklore in Britain and Europe between 500 BC and AD 400. In parallel with the findings of archaeological research, the testimony of Classical writers and the earliest recorded versions of the pagan oral traditions of Wales and Ireland provide us with a complete record of Celtic lore.

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Weight 640 g
Dimensions 15.2 x 24.2 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 19 September 1997
Number of pages 240
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15.2 x 24.2 cm
Weight 640 g
Miranda Aldhouse-Green is Professor Emeritus at Cardiff University. She is the author of The Celtic Myths, Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend, Exploring the World of the Druids and, with Stephen Aldhouse-Green, The Quest for the Shaman.