Celtic Mythology Author:Geddes & Grosset Celtic mythology is as rich in its way as the mythologies of the Classical world and Scandinavia. It not only includes gods and the giants against whom they struggled, warriors like Cúchulainn and the champions of the Red Branch of Ulster or Fionn and his Fianna, but also lovers like Deidre and Naoise or Diarmaid and Grainne. It is rich i... more »n legends that survived by word of mouth, not being written down until the advent of the Christian era, and many of these legends went on to fuel the imaginations of the writers who gave us the stories of Arthur and his Knights and the Norman French romances.
This fascinating book tells the story of how Celtic mythology survived in a world in which writing was prohibited and evolved to take into account historical events and the coming of Christianity. It also contains many of the famous legends themselves, drawing parallels to many of them with the classical myths of Greece and Rome. In addition there is an A-Z guide that describes the legacy and the customs of the Celts as well as the personalities of their mythology.« less