Faeries of the Celtic Lands

Faeries of the Celtic Lands

Faeries of the Celtic Lands While fairies or their equivalent appear in the folklore of many cultures nowhere have they been as embraced and celebrated as in Celtic lands From Ireland and Scotland to Wales and even the Celtic i

  • Title: Faeries of the Celtic Lands
  • Author: Nigel Suckling
  • ISBN: 9781904332749
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Hardcover
  • While fairies or their equivalent appear in the folklore of many cultures, nowhere have they been as embraced and celebrated as in Celtic lands From Ireland and Scotland to Wales and even the Celtic influenced areas of Western France, the stories of these mystical creatures fair, willowy and tall, and fully infused with the primal essence of magic permeate the landscapeWhile fairies or their equivalent appear in the folklore of many cultures, nowhere have they been as embraced and celebrated as in Celtic lands From Ireland and Scotland to Wales and even the Celtic influenced areas of Western France, the stories of these mystical creatures fair, willowy and tall, and fully infused with the primal essence of magic permeate the landscape This masterwork of faerie lore begins with the Book of Invasions, which chronicles the first arrival in Ireland of the Tuatha, the earliest Irish clans It reflects their sometimes comical, sometimes terrifying interactions with humans, and describes the impact of early Christianity on fairy beliefs There s also fairy tales from the Victorian era, and even modern encounters with the legendary creatures, all revealing much about the romantic Celtic soul.

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    Rating is actually a 2.5 but GR doesn't allow half stars.This is on okay book. The author is very upfront about everything being his paraphrasing on various myths (e.g say there's four translations of one myth. He would read all four and write down his own version of what he thought they were all trying to articulate). I commend him for saying that outright but I still urge people to read the original translations, ones that were written by actual scholars, and to pass by this book. (Especially [...]

    This excellent and well thought out book chronicles the legends of faeries in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and France beginning with the arrival of the Tuatha de Danann through to the Victorian era and ending with the most recent sightings, including the famous controversial photos taken in 1917.The book mainly focuses on the Irish tales as early Christianity did the least amount of damage to the traditions of Ireland, and many more of their tales survived into present day, but the book also draws o [...]

    I loved this book! It was very comprehensive, covering the beginning of all the celtic myths; when the Gods settled Ireland, and followed the stories and happenings right up to the most recent fairy sightings today. It also gave specific explanations of the different kind of faeries featured in the Irish Celtic lore and how they differ from their counterparts in Wales, England, and Scotland. The author writes clearly and has a fun sense of humor that pops up here and there. I think it is a good [...]

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