Developed from an early oral storytelling tradition dating back to the dawn of European culture, this is one of the oldest and most vibrant of Europe's mythologies. From all six Celtic cultures - Irish, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Manx and Breton - Peter Berresford Ellishas included popular myths and legends, as well as bringing to light exciting new tales which have been lying in manuscript form, untranslated and unknown to the modern general reader.
The author brings not only his extensive knowledge of source material but also his acclaimed skills of storytelling to produce an original, enthralling and definitive collection of Celtic myths and legends - tales of gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, magical weapons, fabulous beasts, and entities from the ancient Celtic world.
About the Author
Peter Berresford Ellis is a foremost authority on the Celts and the author of many books in the field including, Celt and Greek (1997), Celt and Roman (1998) and The Ancient World of the Celts (1998). Under the pseudonym Peter Tremayne he is the author of the bestselling Sister Fidelma murder mysteries set in Ireland in the 7th Century.
Good bedtime stories for all the family.—Hilary Boyd, The Daily Express
Employs his skills as a storyteller, to ensure these tales remain fresh for another generation.—Grania McFadden, Belfast Telegraph
This book brings to life the oldest legends of these isles, in a style that will entertain young and old.—Robert Colbeck, Yorkshire Evening Post
This is an excellent introduction to the legends of all the Celtic traditions, treading a fine line between the accessible and the scholarly.—Linda McKee, Irish News