Celtic Cosmology and the Otherworld

Mythic Origins, Sovereignty an Liminality

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Sharon Page MacLeod
  • Jefferson, NC: 
    McFarland Books
    , May
     2018.
     293 pages.
     $39.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781476669076.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Geneviève Pigeon forthcoming.

Description

Despite censorship and revision by Christian redactors, the early medieval manuscripts of Ireland and Britain contain tantalizing clues to the cosmology, religion and mythology of native Celtic cultures. Focusing on the latest research and translations, the author provides fresh insight into the indigenous beliefs and practices of the Iron Age inhabitants of the British Isles. Chapters cover a broad range of topics, including creation and cosmogony, the deities of the Gaels, feminine power in early Irish sources, and priestesses and magical rites.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Sharon Paice MacLeod is a Harvard-trained Celticist, grant-funded researcher, historical consultant and professional musician. She has taught Celtic literature, mythology and folklore at the university level, and her areas of expertise include Celtic religion and belief, early Irish and Welsh poetry and wisdom texts, cosmology, and visionary traditions.

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