Well-documented summary of Druidic culture offers a detailed account of the racial history, prehistory, and social atmosphere of this early Gallic and British civilization. The amply illustrated text considers many theories of the origin of Druidism, its temples and religious practices, and its early mention by Greek and Roman writers.
This collection of reports of elfin creatures in Wales, Ireland, Scotland, and Brittany ranks among the most scholarly works ever published on the subject. The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries begins with the author's account of firsthand testimony from living sources, classified under individual countries and introduced by leading authorities on anthropology and folklore. The next section concerns the recorded traditions of Celtic literature and mythology, followed by an examination of a variety of theories and their religious aspects. The book concludes with a remarkably rational case for the reality of fairy life. Narrated with an engaging sense of wonder, this volume offers a valuable resource for students of anthropology and Celtic lore, as well as hours of delightful reading for fairy enthusiasts. Unabridged republication of the classic 1911 edition.
This classic study by a distinguished scholar, first published in 1911, builds upon the surviving texts of the ancient Celtic religion, as well as current folk customs. Topics include nature worship and customs related to the culture of the dead, including rites of rebirth and transmigration.
Bring the distinction of Celtic art to any graphic layout with the designs that abound in this gallery of illustrations. Discover sinuous images of fabulous beasts, birds, florals, abstracts, and more.