Celtic Myths And Legends

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  • Title: Celtic Myths And Legends
  • Author: T.W. Rolleston
  • ISBN: 9780760783351
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
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    This book is one that every reader in the world should have Enough said With its stunning illustrations, imaginative tales and classic style, it s really an amazing addition to literature.

    Going to put this aside for awhile.The title is very deceiving This is or less a history book.d very dryly written.It is interesting but not what I expected.Will come back to it at another time.

    Wow, this book is really old Both when it was published early 1900s and the particular copy I have.The introduction, history and religion chapters are outdated there is a bit of a Noble Savage framing of the Celts and he takes seriously the fabricated Barddas of Iolo Morganwg that was claimed to be ancient Welsh Bardic wisdom However the re tellings of the myths seem like they are good There are even a few myths that I haven t seen before, like the story of Tuan Mac Carell The edition I have als [...]

    This book wasn t quite what I expected it to be For one thing, it has to be realised that it is very dated, so the writing style isn t what it would be today Then you have to realise that this is simply an overview of Celtic history and their later mythology.The book starts with a brief overview of the history of the Celts, where they came from, a bit about their religion, where they went, and where they are today most of which I ve heard is quite outdated compared with modern thinking This sect [...]

    The overall subject of the book was very interesting and educational, however it seemed to have what I call thought vomit throughout the entire book There was a lot of information to be had and needed to be introduced to the reader but a better, concise way I think could have been found I had taken an Irish literature class in college so I knew most of what the author was talking about, but if someone, not having the background of information that I had, to pick up this book and start reading i [...]

    This book was OK for 1911, but is now horribly out of date It is of use only for those wanting to understand how Celtic studies has progressed over the last century.

    A good read and beautifully illustrated, although it should accurately be titled Irish myths and legends, with a bit of Welsh at the end This didn t ruin the book for me, but it wasn t quite what I had expected Recommended for all who love fairies, myths and legends

    Would have been better if the compiler s commentary and opinions about the meaning of the old stories had been placed in footnotes or left out altogether I don t want to be reading a delightfully horrifying old story filled with curses and revenge and suddenly have the story interrupted to read, And this is clearly symbolic of or And this is an excellent example of the Ossian sensibility, untouched by the chivalric influences of continental Europe Ruins the atmosphere, buddy.

    Quando Picasso and a vedere gli affreschi di Lascaux e Altamira, disse due cose che riutilizzo per la mia recensione 1 Non abbiamo inventato niente di nuovo 2 Da Altamira in poi, non che decadenza Per quel poco che ho letto delle gesta celtiche gaeliche dei vari cavalieri non posso che ripetere le parole di Picasso adattandole alla letteratura.Non tenter di usare parole mie per far capire quello che intendo Basta che riporti qualche stralcio di questo breve racconto Quando i 4 si sedettero a des [...]

    This book, like most collections had some dry spots but others part were sheer magic A lot of tales are covered in this book so it is a great overview and the stories are broken up and are not overly long I really liked the version of Etain and Midir The illustrations are also charming.

    I didn t finish, but I skimmed around A decent overview of the different myths, but I found myself just wanting to go read complete versions.

    My review from written April 2012 I have a copy of the 1912 printing that I bought for a tenner in Camden market, because why buy things new when you can get them a hundred years old.I m a writer and the novels I write are generally inspired by Celtic mythology, so I m always looking for new versions of legends I ve heard hundreds of times or a new take on a certain element My main resource has until now been Daragh Smyth s Guide to Irish mythology , but that s of a dictionary than anything els [...]

    I m usually a fast reader, but this book was so damn boring it took me three months to finish I literally did everything to avoid reading this I can count all the things I would have rather done than read this dribble If you expect fairy tales or Irish mythology you are sadly mistaken and should skip the two chapters and start from Chapter 3 This book is a Dover reprint Celtic Myths and Legends was first printed in 1817 I expected for this book to be condescending and full of narrow minded remar [...]

    Published in 1911, Rolleston s work gives a reasoned, scientific approach to understanding the Celts who they are, where they may have come from, how they got where they are today and what the Celtic myths entail both what they include and what they rather remarkably do not.In his assemblage of fact and deduction, he can t be faulted, especially for his time Where he misses out is in the presentation of the myths and legends themselves So concerned with their meaning, he fails to present them as [...]

    El libro tiene m s de cien a os, y se nota sobre todo en los primeros cap tulos, que intentan explicar de forma hist rica los or genes y las caracter sticas del pueblo celta Adem s, la parte en la que aparecen las leyendas en s no es solo un poco liosa, sino que a d a de hoy probablemente tambi n est muy desactualizada.Sin embargo, los res menes de las leyendas y los ciclos est n muy bien contados y es muy entretenido de leer, y el autor realiza una colecci n bastante completa de las historias m [...]

    The scholarship invested in the background of Celtic history and literature is impeccable It is definitely geared toward a Celtic scholar and not a lay reader just looking for the Myths and Legends from the title I certainly wasn t expecting the detailed background that was provided, but I did appreciate it If you want just the tales, skip to the third chapter Rolleston summarizes the key tales and figures extremely well, giving the spirit of the originals in very readable formats His content is [...]

    This book told wonderful stories about the druids and other belief systems that were not favored by the oncoming, smiting, brutal invasions where might made right Sorry, I m getting opinionated here and not allowing the story to come out in a neutral presentation It has stories of kings and caves and beautiful Irish princesses Its a little fantasy mythology and intrigued me as my both sets of grandparents come form the old country.

    Spent ages on this thing I read it on my phone, so it wasn t the best reading experience for such a big book.I am very interested in mythology and folklore, so I thought this would be an interesting read.It s full of stories from lots of characters in celtic mythology, and it was pretty cool and enlightening.I d only recommend it for specially interested people though, as it s not a casual read.

    I ended up reading about a third of the way through and decided I will have to find another book to satisfy my Celtic curiosities Although it is very informative, it reads like a very long essay filled with mostly factual statements As if the writer was just writing a report and not really writing for people interested in hearing the ancient myths and legends of the Celts.

    This is of a history than a mythology book One must sift through to get to the actual myths Sadly, Mr Rolleston seems to take much of his sources from clames made by Julius Caesaer, who never even made it into Britain he was defeated by the English Channel Therefor, many of his statements have been brought into doubt hundreds of years ago.

    A lot of information to take in and I gave up trying to pronounce most of the names but a worthwhile read A really interesting introduction to the Celtic literary world Some legends such as Arthur, or that of Ceridwen were familiar but many were not and it has inspired me to look out for and read recent studies of these pieces.

    Interesting collection Good subject matter naturally, in my opinion and some illustrations Can t remember much else about it by now, though Will keep it around to dip into might be a good source of the germs of some stories.

    With such short summaries of the stories and legends spoken about it was hard to keep track of all the names Conn, Conor, Conall, Conann, Connacht, Finn, Fianna, Fial, Fiacha, Finias, Fingen, Finegas you get the picture Well, actually, if you do, you re a step up on me It s all a jumble.

    This is probably an okay introduction to the myths, but you have to struggle through a hundred pages of mediocre and probably wildly inaccurate history before you get to the actual stories The pictures are nice but not inspiring I am looking for a better version.

    This is a really good overview of Celtic history and mythology There were some fascinating stories in here that I d never heard of before It is worth reading if you are interested in fairy tales and mythology.

    Looking for a collegiate level guide to the legends and myths of the Celtic peoples This is the book for you It also adds to the historical details of why these legends may have developed A good read for the modern pagan and those in early human development of deities.

    I enjoyed it A bit chatty in places which as a serious scholarly work seems out of place, but everyone is entitled to an opinion including the author I prefer a real book for works like this, accessing the glossary etc is cumbersome Packed full with info, references and poetry.

    A precise and organized way of clarifying Celtic myths Many books on mythology are very difficult to read, but Rolleston writing style is very clear

    Read this quite a few years ago, but why what I remember very interesting and recommended to anyone interested in that era.

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