A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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A survey of the one of the world's richest mythological traditions. It covers the people, themes, concepts, places, and creatures of Celtic mythology, saga, legend, and folklore from both ancient and modern traditions, in 4,000 entries ranging from brief definitions to short essays. An introductory essay explores the origins and identity of Celts, the history of the Celtic revival, and the meaning and role of mythology. This book is intended for general readers interested in Celtic subjects, myth, or folklore; students and teachers of English and comparative literature, mythology, and folklore; Celtic specialists looking for a quick-reference work; anyone with local interest in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Cornwall.show more

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  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 129.5 x 196.1 x 27.2mm | 363.28g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192801201
  • 9780192801203

Table of contents

List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Pronunciation Guide; How to Use This Book; Dictionary of Celtic Mythology; Select Bibliography; Subject Indexshow more

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..".this scholarly dictionary should be a valuable addition..."--Booklistshow more

About James MacKillop

James MacKillop is a former Professor of English at Syracuse University, New York.show more

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