Celtic Mythology: The Nature and Influence of Celtic Myth from Druidism to Arthurian Legend [Reprint ed.] 1578635861, 9781578635863

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Celtic Mythology: The Nature and Influence of Celtic Myth from Druidism to Arthurian Legend [Reprint ed.]
 1578635861, 9781578635863

Table of contents :
List of Illustrations
Pronouncing Glossary of Celtic Names
Foreword by John Matthews
PART I: THE WORLD OF THE CELTS
Chapter 1. The Influence of Celtic Myth
Chapter 2. The Celts
Chapter 3. The Bards
PART II: THE CONTENTS OF THE MYTHS
Chapter 4. The Surviving Versions and Their Sources
Chapter 5. The Matter of Ireland
Chapter 6. The Matter of Britain
PART III: THE TOPOGRAPHY OF A SUPERNATURAL WORLD
Chapter 7. Druidism
Chapter 8. Neighbours, Forefathers, and Cousins
Chapter 9. Shamanism and the Myths
Chapter 10. What the Myths Tell Us
Chapter 11. Heirs of an ‘Ancient Wisdom’?
PART IV: MYTHS AND THE LATER HISTORY OF THE CELTS
Chapter 12. The Arthurian Cycle
Chapter 13. The Royal Company
Chapter 14. Epilogue: Celtic Myth and Us
Select Bibliography
Index

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