Told at the Feis: Stories of Ancient Ireland

Told at the Feis: Stories of Ancient Ireland

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Chapters include: The Plains of the Towers; Lowry The Voyager; Baile Mac Buain; Ahirney The Satirist; The Story of Mac Daho’s Pig; The Death of King Connor Mac Nessa; Beal Cu and Conall Karnah; The Death of Cuchulainn; The Chase of Slieve Gullion; The Rowan-Tree Mansion; The Legend of Lough Finn; Donnbo; Finnachta the Festive; The Voyage of the O’Corras; Queen Gormley; The Goban Saor; How Monover Died; The Widow’s Daughter; and, The Three Questions.

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Celtic Fairy Tales

Celtic Fairy Tales

Joseph Jacobs

This is a collection of 26 fairy tales. Stories include: Connla and the Fairy Maiden; Guleesh; The Field of Boliauns; The Horned Women; Conall Yellowclaw; Hudden and Dudden and Donald O’Neary; The Shepherd of Myddvai; The Sprightly Tailor; The Story of Deidre; Munachar and Manachar; Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree; King O’Toole and His Goose; The Wooing of Olwen; Jack and His Comrades; The Shee an Gannon…

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The Mythology of All Races, Celtic and Slavic

The Mythology of All Races, Celtic and Slavic

Louis Herbert Gray

This is Volume III in the ‘Mythology of All Races’ series. In the Celtic section, chapters include: The Strife of the Gods; Tuatha De Danann and Milesians; The Division of the Sid; Mythic Powers of the Gods; Gods Helping Mortals; Divine Enmity and Punishment; The Loves of the Gods, and more. The Slavic section chapters include; Genii of Fate; The Household Gods; Silvan Spirits; Sun, Moon and Stars; Worship of the Dead, and more.

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More Celtic Fairy Tales

More Celtic Fairy Tales

Joseph Jacobs

A collection of 20 fairy tales. From the Preface: ‘FOR the last time, for the present, I give the children of the British Isles a selection of Fairy Tales once or still existing among them. The story store of Great Britain and Ireland is, I hope, now adequately represented in the four volumes which have won me so many little friends, and of which this is the last.’

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Celtic Wonder Tales

Celtic Wonder Tales

Ella Young

An enchanting compilation of 14 folk stories of Celtic magic and legend. Chapters include; The Earth-Shapers; The Spear of Victory; A Good Action; How the Son of The Gobhaun Saor Sold the Sheepskin; How the Son of The Gobhaun Saor Shortened the Road; The Cow of Plenty; The Coming of Lugh; The Eric-Fine of Lugh; The Great Battle; Inisfail; The Golden Fly; The Children of Lir; The Luck-Child; and, Conary Mor.

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The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells

Edward Sullivan

With 24 colour plates. A manuscript of the Gospel richly illustrated with Celtic motifs and deep symbolism. This book includes an extended introduction to the Book of Kells, along with its historic and linguistic background and high resolution scans of the illustrations, which include many famous pages from this amazing manuscript.

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Celtic Folklore, Welsh and Manx

Celtic Folklore, Welsh and Manx

John Rhys

This two-volume work, published in 1901, had its beginnings in the late 1870s, when Rhys began collecting Welsh folk tales. His entertaining preface sheds light on folklore fieldwork and its difficulties, including fragmentary evidence, alteration of stories by those interviewed, and the hostility of the religious and educational establishment to ‘superstition’. For each text, Rhys provides…

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The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries

W. Y. Evans-Wentz

Subjects include: Environment; Taking Of Evidence; An Anthropological Examination Of The Evidence; The Recorded Fairy Faith; People Of The Goddess Dana; Brythonic Divinities And The Brythonic Fairy-Faith; Celtic Otherworld; The Celtic Doctrine Of Rebirth; The Cult Of Gods, Spirits Fairies, And The Dead; The Testimony Of Archaeology…

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On the Study of Celtic Literature

On the Study of Celtic Literature

Matthew Arnold

From the Preface: “For all serious purposes in modern literature (and trifling purposes in it who would care to encourage? the language of a Welshman is and must be English; if an Eisteddfod author has anything to say about punctuality or about the march of Havelock, he had much better say it in English; or rather, perhaps, what…

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Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts

Patrick Kennedy

Over 100 tales of folk-lore and legend. Split into sections: Household Stories (Jack The Master And Jack The Servant; I’ll Be Wiser Next Time; The Three Crowns; The Corpse Watchers; The Brown Bear Of Norway; The Goban Saor, and more); Legends Of The ‘Good People’ (The Fairy Child; The Changeling And His Bagpipes; The Tobinstown Sheeoge…

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The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies

The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies

Robert Kirk

This is one of the most sought after and enigmatic texts about Celtic fairies. Written by a Scottish clergyman, Robert Kirk, in 1691, and not committed to print until the early 19th century, The Secret Commonwealth is an unusually sympathetic account of the denizens of fairyland, and a complex of still mysterious extrasensory phenomena including poltergeists, clairvoyance and doppelgangers (here called ‘co-walkers’).

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The Story of the British Race

The Story of the British Race

John Munro

The Story Of The British Race is part of the series, the ‘Library of Useful Stories’. It was an attempt to bring the research and views of the (then new) science of anthropology, to the general public. Chapters include The European Race, Pioneers Of Britain, The English and Welsh, The Scotch, The Irish, and The Celts.

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