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Animals in Celtic life and myth

Author: Miranda J Aldhouse-Green
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For the Celts, a rural people whose survival depended greatly upon their environment, the sanctity of natural phenomena and of the elements led to extreme respect and veneration of animals. Both wild and domesticated species became the subject of elaborate rituals and formed the basis of profound religious beliefs. Animals in Celtic Life and Myth examines the intimate relationship which developed between humans and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miranda J Aldhouse-Green
ISBN: 0415050308 9780415050302 0415185882 9780415185882
OCLC Number: 25316898
Description: xix, 283 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Natural World of the Celts --
2. Food and Farming: Animals in the Celtic Economy --
3. Prey and Predator: The Celtic Hunter --
4. Animals at War --
5. Sacrifice and Ritual --
6. The Artist's Menagerie --
7. Animals in the Earliest Celtic Stories --
8. God and Beast --
9. Changing Attitudes to the Animal World.
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Green examines the intimate relationship between the Celts and animals, covering their crucial role in the Celtic economy, in hunting and warfare, in art and literature and in religion and ritual.  Read more...

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