Legendary Ireland: A Journey Through Celtic Places and Myths

Legendary Ireland

A Journey Through Celtic Places and Myths

Pub. price: $32.95

ISBN10: 0299198006 ISBN13: 9780299198008 Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr Published: Feb 1 2004 Weight: 2.10lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 7.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

"Legendary Ireland" is a vivid and original journey through the Celtic places and myths of ancient Ireland, an island of gods and warriors, their stories intrinsically linked with the countryside. Woven into the Irish landscape are tales of love and betrayal, greed and courage, passion and revenge. It features the famous personalities of Celtic lore, such as Cu Chulainn and Queen Maeve, Diarmuid and Gr.inne, the Children of Lir, Oisin and Fionn. The book also reveals some of the less well known, but equally captivating, stories such as the Hag of Beara and Li Ban the Mermaid of Lough Neagh. Eithne Massey explores the history, archaeology, and folklore of twenty-eight sites including Tara, Newgrange, the Giant s Causeway, the Beara Peninsula, Rathcroghan, Howth Head and the Grianan of Aileach. Haunting atmospheric photographs and elegant engravings celebrate the marriage of Irish myth and landscape and will enfold you in the Irish terrain and its ancient past.
"Legendary Ireland" introduces the reader to ancient stories covering the whole of the island of Ireland more than a guide to the mythological sites and more than a collection of stories giving practical information on dozens of sites linked to the great legends and an imaginative retelling of the story associated with each one.
Co-published with O'Brien Press, Dublin.
The Wisconsin edition is for sale only in the U.S.A., Canada, and the Philippines."

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