Celtic Mythology A to Z, 2nd Edition by Gienna Matson, Jeremy Roberts

By Gienna Matson, Jeremy Roberts

Show description

By Gienna Matson, Jeremy Roberts

Show description

Read Online or Download Celtic Mythology A to Z, 2nd Edition PDF

Best mythology books

Herodotean Inquiries

Herodotus' Inquiries might be considered as our greatest and such a lot whole record for pre-Socratic philosophy. with no being a piece of philosophy, its plan and purpose can't be understood except philosophy. right here an test is made to discover Herodotus' plan and purpose and to hyperlink them with their philosophic roots.

The Sandman: Overture 004 (digital) (Empire) (3 covers)

In an asylum within the urban of the celebrities, Morpheus comes nose to nose with the creature on the middle of the battle that might wreck the universe. Time is operating out. ..

The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore

This one-volume encyclopedia at the myths and folklore of the Celtic lands - eire, Scotland, Celtic Britain, Wales, Brittany and crucial France, Galicia and the smaller islands the place the Ceits lived - deals a large evaluate of the weather that represent and represent Celtic mythology and folklore.

Storia delle terre e dei luoghi leggendari


La nostra immaginazione è popolata da terre e luoghi mai esistiti, dalla capanna dei sette nani alle isole visitate da Gulliver, dal tempio dei Thugs di Salgari all’appartamento di Sherlock Holmes.

Ma in genere si sa che questi luoghi sono nati solo dalla fantasia di un narratore o di un poeta.

Al contrario, e sin dai tempi più antichi, l’umanità ha fantasticato su luoghi ritenuti reali, come Atlantide, Mu, Lemuria, le terre della regina di Saba, il regno del Prete Gianni, le Isole lucky, l’Eldorado, l’Ultima Thule, Iperborea e il paese delle Esperidi, il luogo dove si conserva il santo Graal, l. a. rocca degli assassini del Veglio della Montagna, il paese di Cuccagna, le isole dell’utopia, l’isola di Salomone e los angeles terra australe, l’interno di una terra cava e il misterioso regno sotterraneo di Agarttha. Alcuni di questi luoghi hanno soltanto animato affascinanti leggende e ispirato alcune delle splendide rappresentazioni visive che appaiono in questo quantity, altri hanno ossessionato los angeles fantasia alterata di cacciatori di misteri, altri ancora hanno stimolato viaggi ed esplorazioni così che, inseguendo una illusione, viaggiatori di ogni paese hanno scoperto altre terre.

Extra resources for Celtic Mythology A to Z, 2nd Edition

Sample text

He was the sister of Branwen, whose ill treatment at the hands of an Irish king sparked war between the two lands. birdsâ•… Winged creatures were frequent symbols in Celtic mythology. In early Celtic times the raven and the wren, especially, were thought to have powers of divination—the ability to foretell the future. The rooster may have been sacred to the Celts. In tales, birds often represent bad luck or foreshadow bloodshed. They also serve as messengers and guises of the gods. For example, the goddesses Badb, Macha (1), and Mórrígan appeared as crows on battlefields, foretelling an especially fierce fight.

Bláithéne (Bláthnad)â•… Birds are a common motif in Celtic mythology and art, the eagle being prominent among them. ) A love interest of Cúchulainn, who first saw her in the Otherworld. While there, he stole a magic cauldron, three cows, and Bláithíne herself. Her husband, a sorcerer and warrior named Cú Roí, recaptured them all, however. He repaid Cúchulainn by burying him up to his armpits and then shaving his head. By some accounts, Bláithíne helped Cúchulainn kill Cú Roí a year later. Her husband’s poet, seeking to avenge the betrayal, later murdered Bláithíne.

In another version of the story she had the power to predict the weather. If the day of the Imbolc festival dawned fair, she would come outside. But if the weather was foul, she would stay inside. A fair day on February 1 was a bad forecast for the rest of the year. Yet another hag, Cailleach Bhéirre, sought the love of a knight or hero, as told in the Mythological Cycle. If he complied, she would become young and beautiful. She went through seven cycles of youth to maturity, so that she saw seven husbands die of old age during her lifetime.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.41 of 5 – based on 16 votes