Celtic English Dictionary Books
|A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology|
The full richness of Celtic mythology, with legends, sagas, and folklore, with traditions, places, and personalities, are now evocatively yet concisely conveyed in James MacKillop's dictionary. The 4,000 entries include brief descriptions (such as the short explanation of Arthen, the bear-and-river god of early Wales) as well as extended stories of bloody vengeance (following actual or supposed treachery), romantic love, and frequent adultery, plus tales of mysterious monsters on lonely hillocks. From Deirdre and Cúchulainn to leprechauns, from Galahad, cauldrons, and archaeology to druids, MacKillop provides an impressive amount of lore and research in a reliable, browsable, and enjoyable dictionary. --Stephanie Gold --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Paperback: 490 pages
|Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend|
This well-written, attractively orga nized work encompasses Celtic myth, religion, and legend that can be "evidenced by archaeology and literature." Green, author of several books on an cient beliefs and cultures (e.g., The Gods of the Celts, Barnes & Noble Bks., 1986; Symbol of Image in Celtic Religious Art, Routledge, 1989), has accumulated a vast amount of material about the fascinating Celtic people during the period 500 B.C.-400 A.D. and she presents this information in a clear and interesting style. The main body of the work is preceded by a "Reader's Guide," a lengthy introduction, and a subject index. Articles, rarely longer than two full columns, are heavily cross-referenced. Major sources are cited and a full bibliography is included. Very well done and recommended for academic and larger public librar ies. BOMC selection.
Paperback: 240 pages