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The Ancient World of the Celts
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The Druids, The Chronicles of the Celts: New Tellings of Their Myths and Legends, Dictionary of Celtic Mythology, The Ancient World of the Celts, Celtic Myths and Legends, The Celtic Empire: The First Millennium of Celtic History, 1000 BC - AD 51, A Brief History of the Druids (The Brief History), Celt and Saxon: The Struggle for Britain, AD 410-937, The Celts: A History, Celtic Women: Women in Celtic Society and Literature
In this compelling and highly readable study of the Druids respected Celtic scholar Peter Berresford Ellis sifts through the historical evidence the legend and lore and gives the first authentic reliable account of who the mysterious Druids were and what role they played in Celtic society Including fourteen black and white photographs of Celtic relics and related material this book offers a fascinating entree into an ancient people who continue to invoke fascination to this day, The stirring sagas of gods and goddesses heroes and heroines enchanted weapons and fantastic beasts from all six Celtic cultures Irish Scots Welsh Cornish Manx and Breton are retold from ancient times in a major new collection for a modern readership, The Celts were one of the great founding civilizations of Europe and the first North European people to emerge into recorded history producing a vibrant labyrinth of mythological tales and sagas that have influenced the literary traditions of Europe and the world br The first A Z reference of its kind Dictionary of Celtic Mythology is fascinating and accessible guide to the gods and goddesses the heroes and heroines the magical weapons fabulous beasts and otherworld entities that populate the myths of this rich European culture Like A Dictionary of Irish Mythology before it this is a who s who and what s what of the epic Celtic sagas and tales Predated only by Greek and Latin by virtue of the fact that the Celtic languages were not written until the early Christian era Celtic mythology is a development from a far earlier oral tradition containing voices from the dawn of European civilization The peoples of these Celtic cultures survive today on the western seaboard of Europe the Irish Manx and Scots who make up the Goidelic or Gaelic speaking branch of Celts and the Welsh Cornish and Brentons who represent the Brythonic speaking branch And it is in these languages that their vibrant and fascinating mythology has been recorded and appreciated throughout the world In his introduction Ellis discusses the roles of these six cultures the evolution or demise of the languages and the relationship between the legends especially the Irish and Welsh the two major Celtic cultures From Celtic legends have come not only the stories of Cuchulainn and Fionn MacCumhail of Deidre of the Sorrows and the capricious Grainne but the stories of the now world famous Arthur and the romantic tragedy of Tristan and Iseult br An easy to read handbook The Dictionary of Celtic Mythology presents a fascinating window to centuries of rich oral and written tradtion from the mists of Europe s origins br, Drawing on literary mythological legal and historical sources Peter Berresford Ellis sets out to explore the reality behind the myriad images we hold today His Celtic Women provides a balanced and informed perspective on the position of women in Celtic society and asks how much of this ancient culture has filtered down through the ages Ellis examines the concept of the Mother Goddess origin of the Celts as well as the pantheon of women in Celtic mythology from Etain and Emer and Macha and Medb to Rhiannon and Gwenhwyvar Guinevere He also discusses a wide range of important historical personalities Although Boudicca Boadicea is often cited as the most powerful historical Celtic female figure the one who led southern Britain in insurrection against the Romans Ellis shows that she was by no means unique The results of Ellis s engaging study show that Celtic society undoubtedly maintained an order in which women were harmoniously balanced in relation to men Beside the repressive male dominance of classic Mediterranean society the position of women in Celtic myth law and early history seems to have constituted an ideal Celtic women could govern took prominent sometimes the highest roles in political religious and artistic life could own property could divorce and were even expected to fight alongside men in battles It was not until the Celts encounter and conflict with the alien values of the Roman and Germanic cultures and the arrival of Western Christianity that the rights of women began to erode