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Title:
Celtic mythology
Author:
Bernard, Catherine.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
104 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Summary:
Introduces the Celts and their mythology, relating seven tales with their roots primarily in Ireland and Wales and placing each in historical and cultural context.
Language:
English
Contents:
The coming of the Tuatha De Danaan -- The Milesian invasion -- Cochulainn and Emer -- Oisin -- Gwydion and Aranrhod -- Pwyll, head of Hades -- Culhwch and Olwen.
ISBN:
9780766022041
Format :
Book

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Central Library BL900 .B47 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

The Celts were one of the great founding cultures of European civilization. Their origins can be traced back to the second millennium BC. The Celts' original homeland was near the Rhine, Rhone, and Danube Rivers, in what is now Germany. By the first millennium BC, however, the Celts began a massive expansion across Europe...and their traditional stories reflect their movements. In CELTIC MYTHOLOGY, author Catherine Bernard has collected some of the most important myths of the Celtic world and presents them with an authentic appreciation for their unique characters, landscapes, and philosophies. Illustrations and expert commentary are included to promote further understanding of this distinctive group.


Author Notes

Catherine Bernard is an editor in New York and has her MA in English. She enjoys traveling and has studied abroad in France and Italy
William Sauts Bock has illustrated many books. His illustrations have been honored by the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Many of his portraits are in private collections all over the world


Table of Contents

Celtic Names and Placesp. 5
Preface and Mapp. 7
1 The Coming of the Tuatha De Danaanp. 14
2 The Milesian Invasionp. 27
3 Cuchulainn and Emerp. 36
4 Oisinp. 49
5 Gwydion and Aranrhodp. 60
6 Pwyll, Head of Hadesp. 73
7 Culhwch and Olwenp. 85
Glossaryp. 97
Chapter Notesp. 99
Further Reading and Internet Addressesp. 102
Indexp. 103

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