Book: The Religion of the Ancient Celts
Author: J. A. Macculloch

The Religion of the Ancient Celts By J. A. Macculloch

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Pages (PDF): 422
Publication Date: 1911

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MacCullough details the Celtic belief in reincarnation and a spectral otherworld; documents the enormous pantheon of now-obscure gods and goddesses, including many local deities; and describes totemistic and animistic beliefs. In addition, MacCulloch does not flinch (nor sensationalize) when describing the darker side of Celtic practices, including the famous 'Burning Man' human sacrifices, cannibalism and exogamous incest.