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Celtic Lore and Legend
Meet the Gods, Heroes, Kings, Faities, Monsters, and Ghosts of Yore
Dr. Bob Curran
ISBN: 9781564147868
Book (Paperback)
Red Wheel Weiser, New Page Books
$18.99
5.25 x 8.25
320 pages
April 14, 2005


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This book includes tales of the heroes and gods from the Great Myth Cycles as well as tales of witches, ghosts, and fairies. It is an examination and celebration of the tradition of storytelling. This is the first anthology to seek out and record the traditions from many parts of the Western Celtic world--Ireland, Cornwall, Scotland, Wales, and Brittany--from as early as the 17th century.

Dr. Bob Curran is a native of Northern Ireland, born and raised in the Mourne Mountains area of County Down, a region steeped in folklore and legend. Throughout a varied life, he has worked in many fields--as a gravedigger, professional musician, journalist, and civil servant. He is now a history teacher and well known throughout Ireland and beyond as a writer and broadcaster. He has written extensively, in English and several other languages, on various aspects of history and folklore and acted as advisor to the Cultural Committee of the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly. He currently lives in Coleraine, County Derry, with his wife and family.

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