Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
Dictionary of Celtic Mythology (Oxford Paperback Reference)

Buy
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.

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.

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.

About the Author

Peter Berresford Ellis is a historian and novelist. He is the author of twenty-four books including A Dictionary of Irish Mythology (Oxford, 1991).
(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

Finite-State Language Processing (Language, Speech, and Communication)
Finite-State Language Processing (Language, Speech, and Communication)

Finite-state devices, which include finite-state automata, graphs, and finite-state transducers, are in wide use in many areas of computer science. Recently, there has been a resurgence of the use of finite-state devices in all aspects of computational linguistics, including dictionary encoding, text processing, and speech processing. This...

Instant Metasploit Starter
Instant Metasploit Starter

The Metasploit framework is an exploit development framework. It has evolved as a one stop shop for all the needs of ethical hacking. For a beginner who wishes to learn the framework and domain, Metasploit provides everything to make your life easier and secure your world from attackers.

This book is written in such a way that...

Python Geospatial Development - Second Edition
Python Geospatial Development - Second Edition

Geospatial development links your data to places on the Earth’s surface. Writing geospatial programs involves tasks such as grouping data by location, storing and analyzing large amounts of spatial information, performing complex geospatial calculations, and drawing colorful interactive maps. In order to do this well, you’ll need...


Mind Over Markets: Power Trading with Market Generated Information, Updated Edition
Mind Over Markets: Power Trading with Market Generated Information, Updated Edition

A timely update to the book on using the Market Profile method to trade

Emerging over twenty years ago, Market Profile analysis continues to realize a strong following among active traders. The approach explains the underlying dynamics and structure of markets, identifies value areas, price rejection points, and...

Decision Making with the Analytic Network Process
Decision Making with the Analytic Network Process

The Analytic Network Process (ANP), developed by Thomas Saaty in his work on multicriteria decision making, applies network structures with dependence and feedback to complex decision making. This new edition of Decision Making with the Analytic Network Process is a selection of the latest applications of ANP to economic, social and...

Guide to Essential Math, Second Edition: A Review for Physics, Chemistry and Engineering Students
Guide to Essential Math, Second Edition: A Review for Physics, Chemistry and Engineering Students

This book reminds students in junior, senior and graduate level courses in physics, chemistry and engineering of the math they may have forgotten (or learned imperfectly), which is needed to succeed in science courses. The focus is on math actually used in physics, chemistry and engineering, and the approach to mathematics begins with 12...

©2021 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy