Including stories of gods and heroes, goddesses and heroines, of high adventure, the triumph of love, and the conflict of good and evil, the book outlines the place of Irish myths in the context of European culture and explains their relationship with other Celtic mythologies.
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"A who's who and what's what of irish legends and myths....The writing is entertaining and informative....The contents of this book suggest a thorough mastery of the subject."--Preview"The entries are concise and knowledgeable....No other reference work seems to attempt to do what Ellis' does: present to the lay English reader a window to one of Europe's oldest mythologies in a dictionary format....A useful companion."--Reference Quarterly"Readable and informative....Ellis has done his work well....A good ancillary to Irish and Celtic studies."--Choice"A well-researched and readable dictionary."--The Book Report"Succinctly identifies the role and exploits of each character as well as his or her relationship to others in Celtic cosmology....Dispels the mystery enshrouding the little-known heroes of Irish mythology....A fine complement to the many dictionaries of classical mythology."--Wilson Library Bulletin"[Offers an] extensive and valuable introduction....His annotations are valuable contributions to the study of Ireland's epic sagas."--American Bookman"Excellent reference for course in Celtic myth."--Jan Anderson, Clackamas Community College"This is an excellent ancillary text for Celtic studies. It helps make sense out of the seeming chaos of unfamiliar material."--Jan Anderson, Clackamas Community CollegeReview:
..it is destined, surely, to become an essential work of reference. -- Cornish Times
..this is an intelligently conceived, practical and useful reference work for the general reader.. -- The Scotsman
Berresford Ellis has done for Irish Mythology what Robert Graves has done for Greek Mythology. -- Irish Democrat
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Book Description Constable, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002569726
Book Description Constable. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 0094675406 240pp. (green spine) Large 8vo. sized. 1987. First edition. A lovely, clean, tight very good plus copy in very good jacket. No inscriptions. Original publisher's green boards - silver embossed to the spine. The very slightest of spotting to the leading fore-edge - hardly noticeable. A light bump to the tail of the spine. The jacket has not been price-clipped - it has slight spotting/dust soiling at the head to the verso. A very good copy indeed. Shipping from the UK. Bookseller Inventory # SKU008698
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Book Description Constable, London, 1987. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 8vo. 240 pps. Silver titles: sp. Green cloth bds. Interior leaves are clean and tight. A comprehensive survey of ancient Irish tales and mythology. Includes select bibliography. A nice clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # 003433
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