A Brief Guide to Celtic Myths and Legends

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The pre-Christian beliefs of Celtic communities from Brittany to Scotland gave birth to stories of gods and giants, fierce warriors, shape-shifting monsters and even severed heads that talk. Whittock introduces the reader to the world of this folklore, using evidence from Greek and Roman inscriptions, recent archaeological research into ancient Celtic culture and the versions of legends preserved both in medieval manuscripts and in oral traditions from different regions.

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A Brief Guide to Celtic Myths and Legends

A Brief Guide to Celtic Myths and Legends

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The pre-Christian beliefs of Celtic communities from Brittany to Scotland gave birth to stories of gods and giants, fierce warriors, shape-shifting monsters and even severed heads that talk. Whittock introduces the reader to the world of this folklore, using evidence from Greek and Roman inscriptions, recent archaeological research into ancient Celtic culture and the versions of legends preserved both in medieval manuscripts and in oral traditions from different regions.

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