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Celtic myth and religion : a study of traditional belief, with newly translated prayers, poems, and songs

Author: Sharon Paice MacLeod
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2012
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here is a comprehensive overview of Celtic mythology and religion, encompassing numerous aspects of ritual and belief. It contains new translations of poems, prayers, inscriptions and songs from the early period (Gaulish, Old Irish and Middle Welsh) as well as the folklore tradition (Modern Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish, Breton and Manx)"--Provided by publisher
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Genre/Form: Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Paice MacLeod
ISBN: 9780786464760 0786464763
OCLC Number: 781329068
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
pt. 1: Celtic religion and mythology. The sacred elements of the tradition. Sources of knowledge. Druids, seers, poets and priestesses. The Celtic otherworld. The gods of britain and Gaul. Irish gods and goddesses. The ritual year. pt. 2: Celtic shamanism and wisdom traditions. Elements of Celtic shamanism. The feathered cloak. The song of the shaman. Celtic cosmology. Celtic wisdom traditions. The knowledge of trees. Symbolism of animals and birds. pt. 3: Celtic legends and folklore. The wisdom of the ancestors. The legend of Arthur. The mabinogi. Fairies, healers and seers. Folklore of spring and summer. Folklore of autumn and winter. The path of the old ways
Description: 235 s.
Contents: Pt --
1: Celtic religion and mythology --
The sacred elements of the tradition --
Sources of knowledge --
Druids, seers, poets and priestesses --
The Celtic otherworld --
The gods of britain and Gaul --
Irish gods and goddesses --
The ritual year --
pt --
2: Celtic shamanism and wisdom traditions --
Elements of Celtic shamanism --
The feathered cloak --
The song of the shaman --
Celtic cosmology --
Celtic wisdom traditions --
The knowledge of trees --
Symbolism of animals and birds --
pt --
3: Celtic legends and folklore --
The wisdom of the ancestors --
The legend of Arthur --
The mabinogi --
Fairies, healers and seers --
Folklore of spring and summer --
Folklore of autumn and winter --
The path of the old ways.
Responsibility: Sharon Paice MacLeod

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Here is a comprehensive overview of Celtic mythology and religion, encompassing numerous aspects of ritual and belief. It contains new translations of poems, prayers, inscriptions and songs from the early period (Gaulish, Old Irish and Middle Welsh) as well as the folklore tradition (Modern Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish, Breton and Manx)"--Provided by publisher

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