Introduction (signed William J. Watson) contains life of author.
|Statement||by Alex Mac Bain.|
|Contributions||Watson, William J. 1865-1948|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xviii, 252 p. :|
|Number of Pages||252|
MacBain does a decent job of running down the little we know about Celtic deities, but the majority of this book consists of speculation about connections between these gods and other Indo-European gods, and Celtic religion and other pagan religions, and a whole host of other things, most of which seems to be completely wrong/5. Celtic mythology is the mythology of Celtic polytheism, the religion of the Iron Age Celts. Like other Iron Age Europeans, the early Celts maintained a polytheistic mythology and religious structure. For Celts in close contact with Ancient Rome, such as the Gauls and Celtiberians, their mythology did not survive the Roman Empire, their subsequent conversion to Christianity and the loss of. EXCERPT: This book provides a comprehensive overview of Celtic mythology and religion, encompassing numerous aspects of ritual and belief. Topics include the presence of the Celtic Otherworld and its inhabitants, cosmology and sacred cycles, wisdom texts, mythological symbolism, folklore and legends, and an appreciation of the natural world. The influence of Celtic mythology on popular culture is undeniable, and this collection of essays-first published in book form in , and written by one of the most prominent Celtic folklorists of his time-remains an important introduction to the historical basis for a mythos that still grips the imagination : Alexander Macbain.
You can also support the site by buying a collection, such as the Folk-Lore and Mythology one, with ebooks for only £ Summary: Considered one of the greatest of the Scottish Celtic scholars, Macbain really delves into the beliefs of the : Alexander Macbain. What would have made Celtic Mythology and the Religion of the Ancient Celts better? If they had included more mythology information. Has Celtic Mythology and the Religion of the Ancient Celts turned you off from other books in this genre? No What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment? Boredom. Internet Archive BookReader Celtic mythology and religion. Celtic religion, religious beliefs and practices of the ancient Celts. The Celts, an ancient Indo-European people, reached the apogee of their influence and territorial expansion during the 4th century bc, extending across the length of Europe from Britain to Asia Minor. From the 3rd century bc.
Ancient Celtic religion, commonly known as Celtic paganism, comprises the religious beliefs and practices adhered to by the Iron Age people of Western Europe now known as the Celts, roughly between BCE and CE, spanning the La Tène period and the Roman era, and in the case of the Insular Celts the British and Irish Iron Age. Very little is known with any certainty about the subject. Celtic mythology and religion by Macbain, Alexander, Publication date Topics Mythology, Celtic Publisher Inverness: A. & W. Mackenzie Collection emmanuelcollege; toronto Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor Emmanuel - University of Toronto Language English. Addeddate Pages: The Celts: an amazing conglomeration of tribes with remarkable staying power. Refusing to acknowledge Roman rule, the Celts were formidable fighters under any circumstances. Exceedingly good at hit-and-run warfare, they were adept at scattering to isolated areas in small groups — taking their Gods with them. This book provides a comprehensive overview of Celtic mythology and religion, encompassing numerous aspects of ritual and belief. Topics include the presence of the Celtic Otherworld and its inhabitants, cosmology and sacred cycles, wisdom texts, mythological symbolism, folklore and legends, and an appreciation of the natural world.