Sunday, March 20, 2016

Book Review: A fun, good introduction to the Celtic myths

Hallo everyone. Sorry it's been a while. I did get done with a new book and thought I should share it with you.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
This book introduces readers to the mythological world of the Celts. From the coming of the Tuatha De Danann, or the gods of the Celtic world, to the exploits of heroes like Cu Chulainn and the brothers Lludd and Llevelys, the Celtic world is shown to be familiar and different to us. It gives a feeling of wonder and awe to the magic of the British Isles, and shows that each part of the world was different in the wonder and magic of the mythological past.
This book is more of an introduction to the Celtic world than anything, but the myths are easy to understand. There are also footnotes provided to help explain some unfamiliar terms and pronunciation guides to some of the names. I picked this up to learn more about the myths of the British Isles, and I was not disappointed. Some elements of these tales present themselves again in later legends, adding to the richness of the heritage of the Celtic lands. I definitely plan to read more Celtic myths and delve further into the legends.
People are said to be mutilated, but not shown. Relationship affairs are mentioned, but not described.
Pride can lead to ruin. A good king puts the needs of the people ahead of his own. Families can be a source of strength and comfort.

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