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Myth and Legend

Books that explore Celtic mythology, spirituality and lore. Gods and goddesses, the Green Man and more. Cover art may vary.

Also see: Fairy and Folk Tales.

  • Celtic Gods and HeroesCeltic Gods and Heroes
    Marie-Louise Sjoestedt

    Lavishly illustrated overview of ancient Celtic mythology. Includes chapters on the Celts and nature, totem animals, mother goddesses and more. Features ten exquisite color plates of Celtic gods and goddesses associated with the seasons.

    Paperback: 128 pages

  • Celtic Gods Celtic GoddessesCeltic Gods Celtic Goddesses
    R.J. Stewart

    A practical guide to ancient Celtic rituals and incantations. The ancient prayers and stories, along with step-by-step guides to making use of them today, offer powerful proof of the spiritual value of these ancient rites.

    Paperback: 144 pages

  • Celtic Myth and Arthurian RomanceCeltic Myth and Arthurian Romance
    Roger Loomis

    King Arthur was not an Englishman, but a Celtic warrior, according to Loomis, whose research into the background of the Arthurian legend and its ties to Irish and Welsh mythology reveals findings which are both illuminating and controversial.

    Paperback: 371 pages

  • The Epics of Celtic IrelandThe Epics of Celtic Ireland: Ancient Tales of Mystery and Magic
    Jean Markale

    Early Celtic literature and spiritual beliefs are explored through some of the most powerfully moving epics of Celtic Ireland, providing insight to how mythic tales have shaped modern beliefs.

    Paperback: 248 pages

  • Scottish Wonder Tales from Myth and LegendScottish Wonder Tales from Myth and Legend
    Donald A. Mackenzie

    Lively, highly readable collection of sixteen colorful tales will captivate lovers of folklore and mythology, and fascinate anyone interested in ancient Scottish culture.

    Paperback: 240 pages

  • Celtic Myth and LegendCeltic Myth and Legend
    Charles Squire

    Compilation of tales that offers a perfect introduction to Celtic myth. Stories range from Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to the less-familiar adventures of Finn and his Fenians, Ulster's Champions of the Red Branch, and other heroic figures from the Gaelic pantheon. Unabridged republication of the classic 1910 edition.

    Paperback: 464 pages

  • Oxford Dictionary of Celtic MythologyOxford Dictionary of Celtic Mythology
    James MacKillop

    Over 4,000 entries surveying Celtic mythology, with legends, sagas, folklore, traditions, places, and personalities all covered. From Deirdre and Cúchulainn to leprechauns, from Galahad, cauldrons, and archaeology to druids, the author provides an impressive amount of lore and research in dictionary form.

    Paperback: 496 pages

  • The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Myth and LegendThe Encyclopaedia of Celtic Myth and Legend
    John & Caitlin Matthews

    One of the most comprehensive collections of Celtic lore, drawing from every known source from the Celts' well-known classics, to neglected sources and forgotten archives.

    Hardcover: 512 pages

  • The Sacred World of the CeltsThe Sacred World of the Celts:
    An Illustrated Guide to Celtic Spirituality and Mythology

    Nigel Pennick

    A thorough examination of Celtic spirituality and culture. Includes chapters on lifestyle and society, mythology and folklore, religion and spirituality and much more. Vibrant color plates, maps and photographs of artifacts and locations.

    Paperback: 144 pages