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Best Celtic Mythology Books That Will Hook You

Here is a list of the best Celtic Mythology books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends (2003)

 Best Celtic Mythology Books That Will Hook YouDeveloped 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…
Author(s): Peter Berresford Ellis

2. Celtic Myth and Religion: A Study of Traditional Belief, with Newly Translated Prayers, Poems and Songs (2011)

 Best Celtic Mythology Books That Will Hook YouThis book provides a comprehensive overview of Celtic mythology and religion, encompassing numerous aspects of ritual and belief. Topics include the presence of the Celtic Otherworld and its inhabitants, cosmology and sacred cycles, wisdom texts, mythological symbolism, folklore and legends, and an appreciation of the natural world. Evidence is drawn from the archaeology of sacred sites, ethnographic accounts of the ancient Celts and their beliefs, medieval manuscripts, poetic and visionary literature, and early modern accounts of folk healers…
Author(s): Sharon Paice Macleod

3. Celtic Mythology: Captivating Celtic Myths of Celtic Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Legendary Creatures (2018)

 Best Celtic Mythology Books That Will Hook YouGiants and fairies, druidical magic, impossible deeds done by heroes: all of these are features of Celtic myths and legends. In this book, you will discover heroic stories about gods and goddesses and epic tales of love and betrayal all filled with spiritualism and even occasional humor. The Celtic myths will be brought to life so all the details are more than merely a bunch of dry facts. Celtic Mythology: Captivating Celtic Myths of Celtic Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Legendary Creatures includes stories such as: #377,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #7859 in European History (Books) #431…
Author(s): Captivating History

4. Celtic Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs (2016)

 Best Celtic Mythology Books That Will Hook YouCeltic MythologyThe gifted W.B. Yeats wrote of his own people “…even a newspaperman, if you entice him into a cemetery at midnight, will believe in phantoms, for everyone is a visionary if you scratch him deep enough. But the Celt, unlike any other, is a visionary without scratching.” This introduction to Celtic Mythology will serve the novice well – for it is a complicated history with the earliest written records destroyed by the marauding Vikings. Inside you will read about…- The Arrival of the Tuatha dé Danann- Hibernia- The Main Gods of the Celtic Pantheon- Celtic Life and…
Author(s): Hourly History

5. Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Greek Mythology, Egyptian Mythology, Norse Mythology, Celtic Mythology and Roman Mythology (2017)

 Best Celtic Mythology Books That Will Hook YouThe broad arc of the first manuscript takes us from the dim beginnings of creation as seen in the Greek mythology. We move through the birth of Titans, their overthrow by the Olympian gods, the gods’ dealings with mortals like Paris of Troy, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Trojan War, and into historical times. The second part is full of fascinating facts and stories. For instance, it covers perhaps the most popular of all the Egyptian stories – the myth of Osiris. #131,619 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #56 in North Africa History #138 in Ancient Greek History (Books) Would you like to ?If…
Author(s): Matt Clayton

6. Celtic Myth & Magick: Harness the Power of the Gods and Goddesses (Llewellyn’s World Religion and Magic Series) (2002)

 Best Celtic Mythology Books That Will Hook YouTap 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)….
Author(s): Edain McCoy

7. Mythology: Classic stories from the Greek, Celtic, Norse, Japanese, Hindu, Chinese, Mesopotamian and Egyptian Mythology (2019)

 Best Celtic Mythology Books That Will Hook YouDo you know how many wives Zeus had? Or how the famous Trojan War was caused by one beautiful lady? Or how Thor got his hammer?Give your imagination a real treat. This Mega Mythology Collection is for you. Get 8 books with the price of 3 today! Greek Mythology:From the beginning of the Cosmos to the Odyssey, be ready to venture into an exciting world of love, loyalty, infidelity, vengeance, deception, and intrigue! Learn about:- Hear about the creation myth that started it all.- Travel to Mount Olympus and live among the gods and goddesses.- Tag along with the heroes and villains on their quests from high above on…
Author(s): Scott Lewis

8. Celtic Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs (2017)

 Best Celtic Mythology Books That Will Hook YouThe Celts were a people who lived throughout central Europe from about the 500s BC to the AD 700s. In this book, you will discover the various aspects of Celtic beliefs, gods, and sagas gaining a general overall picture of their culture. Their stories will be brought to life so all the details are more than merely a bunch of dry facts. We will enter their world and recreate it in as much detail as possible, from the little bit we know for certain, combined with ancillary facts from the various sciences. With each chapter, you will get a fanciful…
Author(s): Matt Clayton

9. Celtic Myths and Legends (Celtic, Irish) (1990)

 Best Celtic Mythology Books That Will Hook YouThis splendidly illustrated study by the distinguished Celticist T. W. Rolleston masterfully retells the great Celtic myths and illuminates the world that spawned them. Focusing principally on Irish myths, the book first takes up the history and religion of the Celts, the myths of the Irish invasion and the early Milesian kings.What follows is pure enchantment as you enter the timeless world of heroic tales centered around the Ulster king Conor mac Nessa and the Red Branch Order of chivalry (Ultonian cycle). These are followed by the tales of…
Author(s): T. W. Rolleston

10. Early Irish Myths and Sagas (Penguin Classics) (1982)

 Best Celtic Mythology Books That Will Hook YouFirst written down in the eighth century AD, these early Irish stories depict a far older world—part myth, part legend and part history. Rich with magic and achingly beautiful, they speak of a land of heroic battles, intense love and warrior ideals, in which the otherworld is explored and men mingle freely with the gods. From the vivid adventures of the great Celtic hero Cu Chulaind, to the stunning “Exile of the Sons of Uisliu”—a tale of treachery, honour and romance—these are masterpieces of passion and vitality, and form the foundation for the Irish literary tradition: a…
Author(s): Jeffrey Gantz

Best Celtic Mythology Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some celtic mythology books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Celtic mythology : tales of gods, goddesses, and heroes

Author(s): Freeman, Philip
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1679693

Celtic Mythology: The Nature and Influence of Celtic Myth from Druidism to Arthurian Legend

Author(s): Ward Rutherford
Publisher: Weiser Books, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2561085

What We Get From Celtic Mythology

Author(s): Katie Marsico
Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing, Year: 2014, Size: 26 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1343587

Celtic Mythology A to Z, 2nd Edition

Author(s): Gienna Matson, Jeremy Roberts
Publisher: , Year: 2010, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 498692

Celtic Mythology A to Z

Author(s): Gienna Matson, Jeremy Roberts
Publisher: Chelsea House, Year: 2010, Size: 68 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 716651

The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore

Author(s): Patricia Monaghan
Publisher: Checkmark Books, Year: 2008, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 225413

Approaches to religion and mythology in Celtic studies

Author(s): Bergholm, Alexandra; Ritari, Katja
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub., Year: 2008, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2366925

Celtic Mythology

Author(s): J.A MacCulloch
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Year: 2005, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2084198

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly chart-busters according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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