Mythical Irish Wonders

Mythical Irish Wonders

Author: Mark Joyce


ISBN: 178218922X



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Mythical Irish Wonders is the companion book to Mythical Irish Beasts. Ireland is well known as a land of storytellers and this tradition dates back centuries when tales of giants and epic battles were told around the fireplace. These stories feature well known names like Fionn MacCumhaill, Oisin and Queen Medb to name but a few. We are lucky in Ireland to have a treasure house of legends and tales but many of the strange and odd stories have been lost over time. This book seeks to shine a light on some of them. Some good examples would be how Queen Medb was killed by a lump of cheese or how mad King Sweeney was turned into a bird. There is the tale of the epic race between Iron-bones and the Bodach. In this book you will find out how the ancients divided the year into four, and how a bardic poem could kill ten rats as well as influence Shakespeare.

Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend and Myth

Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend and Myth

Author: William Yeats

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141960999

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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This collection brings together all of W. B. Yeats’s published prose writings on Irish folklore, legend and myth, with pieces on subjects including ghosts, kidnappers, fairies, ancient tribes, precious stones and Gaelic love songs. Through his researches on Irish folklore, Yeats attempted to create a movement in literature that was enriched by and rooted in a vital native tradition. In this volume Yeats’s essays, introductions and sketches are presented chronologically, giving a clear picture of how his analysis developed, increasing in its depth and complexity in his quest to create an Ireland of the imagination.

Irish Fairy Tales and Folklore

Irish Fairy Tales and Folklore

Author: W. B. Yeats

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781949846522

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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A classic collection of Irish fairy tales and lore by Nobel Peace Prize-winning author and poet W. B. Yeats Originally published as two separate volumes in 1800s, this premier collection of Irish stories edited and compiled W. B. Yeats is the perfect gift for any lover of Irish literature and folklore. The lyrical prose and rich cultural heritage of each tale will captivate and enchant readers of all ages and keep them entertained for hours on end. This volume contains more than seventy classic Irish stories, including timeless characters and mythology passed down for generations such as: The Trooping Fairies Changelings Tir-na-n-óg The Lepracaun The Kildare Pooka How Thomas Connolly met the Banshee And many more!

Celtic Myth & Magick

Celtic Myth & Magick

Author: Edain McCoy

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 1567186610

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 468

View: 140

Tap into the mythic power of the Celtic goddesses, gods, heroes, and heroines to aid your spiritual quests and magickal goals. Human and divine energies complement each other; when joined, they become a potent catalyst for true magick and change. Celtic Myth & Magick describes the energies of over 300 cross-referenced Celtic deities and heroic figures so you can quickly determine which one can best help you in attaining specific goals through magick—such as greater prosperity (Cernunnos), glowing health (Airmid), or a soul partner (Aengus MacOg). This guidebook explains how to use creative Pagan ritual and pathworking to align yourself with the energy of these powerful archetypes. Undertake three magickal quests to the inner plane—where you’ll join forces with Cuchulain, Queen Maeve, and Merlin the Magician to bring their energies directly into your life. This inspiring, well-researched book is written especially for solitary Pagans who seek to expand the boundaries of their practice to form working partnerships with the divine.

Irish Women Writers

Irish Women Writers

Author: Alexander G. Gonzalez

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328831

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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Surveys the lives and works of roughly 75 Irish women writers active in a range of genres and periods.

Yeats, Folklore and Occultism

Yeats, Folklore and Occultism

Author: Frank Kinahan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000639353

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

View: 955

This lively introduction to the poems of W. B. Yeats, first published in 1988, provides a series of intriguing new readings of his work in relation to his profound involvement with occultism and folklore. During Yeats’s formative years as an artist, two compelling movements were emerging: the revivals of interest in Irish folklore and in the mag

The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore

The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore

Author: Patricia Monaghan

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438110370

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 529

View: 710

Presents an illustrated A to Z reference containing over 1,000 entries providing information on Celtic myths, fables and legends from Ireland, Scotland, Celtic Britain, Wales, Brittany, central France, and Galicia.

Custom and Myth

Custom and Myth

Author: Andrew Lang

Publisher: London : Longmans, Green

ISBN: OXFORD:503937951

Category: Folklore

Page: 312

View: 930

This work by Andrew Lang analyzes the practice of comparative mythology and argues against the common conceptions of mythology. It lends itself well as an guide to understanding what drove Lang to produce his Fairy Books.

Celtic Myth in the 21st Century

Celtic Myth in the 21st Century

Author: Emily Lyle

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781786832061

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

View: 380

This wide-ranging book contains twelve chapters by scholars who explore aspects of the fascinating field of Celtic mythology – from myth and the medieval to comparative mythology, and the new cosmological approach. Examples of the innovative research represented here lead the reader into an exploration of the possible use of hallucinogenic mushrooms in Celtic Ireland, to mental mapping in the interpretation of the Irish legend Táin Bó Cuailgne, and to the integration of established perspectives with broader findings now emerging at the Indo-European level and its potential to open up the whole field of mythology in a new way.