The Gods of the Celts

The Gods of the Celts


By (author) Miranda Green

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  • Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 203mm x 8mm | 277g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Stroud
  • ISBN 10: 0750934794
  • ISBN 13: 9780750934794
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 16 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
  • Sales rank: 136,057

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' - an excellent detailed survey by one of our leading authorities on Celtic religion - an important contribution.' The Antiquaries' Journal The presence of gods was felt in every corner of the Celtic world, and influenced all areas of life in Celtic society. This fascinating book delves into these corners to examine all aspects of the gods, ritual customs, cult objects and sacred places of the ancient Celtic peoples. Miranda Green introduces the Celts and the evidence that they left behind, placing them in their geographical and chronological context, and continues on to look at Celtic cults of the sun and sky, animals and animism, mother goddesses, water gods and healers, as well as examining the influence of religion on war, death and fertility. Embracing the whole of the Celtic world from Ireland to Australia, and covering from 500 BC to AD 400, this is a rewarding overview of the evidence for Celtic religions, beliefs and practices which uses modern scholarship to bring a mysterious and captivating part of European history to life.

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MIRANDA GREEN is Professor of Archaeology at Cardiff University.

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"An excellent detailed survey by one of our leading authorities on Celtic religion . . . an important contribution." --"Antiquaries' Journal"