Celtic Myth in the 21st Century

The Gods and their Stories in a Global Perspective

Golygydd(ion): Emily Lyle

Iaith: Saesneg

Dosbarthiad(au): Crefydd

Cyfres: New Approaches to Celtic Religion and Mythology

  • Chwefror 2018 · 256tudalen · 216x138mm

  • ·Clawr Meddal - 9781786832054
  • · eLyfr - epub - 9781786832078
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‘Celtic mythology, for long sidelined by mainstream scholarship, is making a comeback – but, like the material that it examines, it is returning in a shifted shape. In this volume, we find a wide range of methodological and theoretical approaches to the body of myth in Celtic languages. Structuralist approaches are reinvestigated and revived. Stories and beliefs are set within their contemporary literary and historical contexts, and wider international analogues are considered. This enterprising collection of essays resets the agenda for work on mythology in Celtic Studies.’
-Professor Gregory Toner, Queen’s University Belfast


List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
List of Contributors
Introduction: Celtic Mythology in the 21st Century
Jonathan Wooding, Series Editor
Section 1: Myth and the Medieval
1. God and Gods in the Seventh Century: Tírechán on St Patrick and King Lóegaire’s Daughters – Elizabeth A. Gray
2. Time, Identity and the Otherworld: A Note on The Wooing of Étaín – John Carey
3. The Celtic Dragon Myth Revisited – Joseph F. Nagy
4. Tory Island and Mount Errigal: Landscape Surrogates in Donegal for the Gods Balor and Lug – Brian Lacey
Section 2: Comparative Mythology
5. Ireland as Mesocosm – Grigory Bondarenko
6. Hunting the Deer in Celtic and Indo-European Mythological Contexts – Maxim Fomin
7. Gods, Poets and Entheogens: Ingesting Wisdom in Early Irish Literary Sources – Sharon Paice MacLeod
8. The Armorican Voyage to the Afterlife and Celtic Myths – Fañch Bihan-Gallic
Section 3: The New Cosmological Approach
9. Towards Adopting a Double Perspective on Celtic Mythology and its Prehistoric Roots – Emily Lyle
10. Sisters’ Sons in the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi – Anna June Pagé
11. Fashioners of the Cosmos in Ireland and India: The Dagda and Tvastr – John Shaw
12. Psycho-Cosmology: Mental Mapping in Táin Bó Cuailgne – James Carney

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