Animals in Celtic Life and Myth
By (author) Miranda J. Green
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Animals in Celtic Life and Myth by Miranda J. Green
Book DescriptionAnimals played a crucial role in many aspects of Celtic life: in the economy, hunting, warfare, art, literature and religion. Such was their importance to this society, that an intimate relationship between humans and animals developed, in which the Celts believed many animals to have divine powers. In Animals in Celtic Life and Myth, Miranda Green draws on evidence from early Celtic documents, archaeology and iconography to consider the manner in which animals formed the basis of elaborate rituals and beliefs. She reveals that animals were endowed with an extremely high status, considered by the Celts as worthy of respect and admiration.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415185882
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Miranda J. Green
Concept of the Goddess, Paperback (November 1998)
This volume is an up-to-date, highly readable study of the female aspects of religion both in past and present mythologies. It explores the function and nature of goddesses and their cults in many cultures.
Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend, Paperback (September 1997)
This dictionary contains entries on aspects of Celtic myth, religion and folklore in Britain and Europe between 500 BC and AD 400. Archaeological research, classical writers and earliest recorded oral traditions provide the reader with an overview of Celtic Lore.
Celtic World, Paperback (April 1996)
An exceptionally detailed and comprehensive study of the Celts, drawing together material from all over pagan Celtic Europe, and including contributions from US, European and British scholars.
Symbol and Image in Celtic Religious Art, Paperback (September 1992)» View all books by Miranda J. Green
Miranda Green argues that only by deciphering their complex systems of images and symbols can we uncover the realities of Celtic life and belief in Europe before and during the Roman period.
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