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Celtic Cyclopedia

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Come away, O human child!

To the waters and the wild

With a faery, hand in hand,

For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.


– 
Yeats (1886)

 

The Celtic Cyclopedia delves deeply into the 6 Celtic kingdoms:

  • Ireland
  • Manx
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Cornwall
  • Brittany

The book explores the religions, cultures and mythology of the Celtic tribes, and touches upon those of the invading Vikings. The 10th century Celtic Twilight is explored, as one age ends and another begins.

Within these pages the stories come alive of kings, queens, heroes, saints, gods and monsters:

  • Tuatha Dé Danann
  • Fir Bolg
  • Fomorians
  • Pan-Celtic gods and goddesses
  • The Dark Ones
  • The historical tales of Arthur
  • Faeries, goblins and other curiosities
  • The walking Saints and their miracles
  • The kings, queens and heroes such as Cú Chulainn