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Irish Coffee By BL Brenty
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Love story about family curse that encourages that young people marry early instead of late in life. Where myth reaches the humor of our lives.
A Book of Myths By Jean Lang
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Jean Lang’s A Book of Myths is a foundational work of modern anthropology covering in breathless style a pantheon of Western mythological figures, ranging from ancient Greece to medieval... More > Scandinavia. In a relaxed, easily readable style, Lang re-tells the big familiar stories and several lesser-known ones. A look at the diverse chapter heading reveals the breadth of subjects covered: Prometheus and Pandora, Pygmalion, Phaeton, Endymion, Orpheus, Apollo and Daphne, Psyche, The Calydonian Hunt, Atalanta, Arachne, Idas and Marpessa, Arethusa, Perseus the Hero, Niobe, Hyacinthus, King Midas of the Golden Touch, Ceyx and Halcyone, Aristaeus the Bee-keeper, Proserpine, Latona and the Rustics, Echo and Narcissus, Icarus, Clytie, The Cranes of Ibycus, Syrinx, The death of Adonis, Pan, Lorelei, Freya, Queen of the Northern Gods, The Death of Baldur, Beowulf, Roland the Paladin, The Children of lîr, Deirdrê.< Less
Irish Fairy Tales By James Stephens
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A collection of Irish Fairy Tales, Myths and Folklore by James Stephens.
Irish Fairy Tales By James Stephens
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A collection of Irish Fairy Tales, Myths and Folklore by James Stephens.The Story of the Irish Poet and King Fionn is highlighted.
Tochmarc Étaíne: An Old Irish Narrative By Wim Tigges
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Tochmarc Étaíne ('The Wooing of Étaín') is an Old Irish tale from the Mythological Cycle. This is a students' (non-diplomatic) text edition with a Comments section and a... More > full glossary.< Less
A Child's Eye View of Irish Paganism By Blackbird O'Connell
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Céad mile fáilte romhat! The polytheistic faith of Old Ireland is coming alive once more. Child’s Eye View of Irish Paganism details Págánacht, providing concise... More > information on this ancient faith and its modern practice. In these pages, learn the history and mythology of the Emerald Isle – from the last Ice Age, The Four Invasions, the Potato Famine, and on through to the Troubles. Fear the Fomorians and the Fir Bolg; and thrill to the adventures of the Gods and Goddesses known as the Tuatha dé Danann. Learn a smattering of Gaeilge, the official language of Ireland. A Child’s Eye View of Irish Paganism includes a description of the Four Treasures of Ireland, as well as individual entries for eleven of the most prominent figures in Irish myth, including Cú Chulainn and Fionn Mac Cumhall. Though written for children age 8 to 13, this book is an easy and informative read for busy adults as well.< Less
The Celtic Dragon Myth By J.F. Campbell
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A scholarly and entertaining retelling of the ancient stories, translated from the old Gaelic, concerning the dragon in Celtic myths and legends.
King Arthur In Irish Pseudo-Historical Tradition By Dane Pestano
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Was King Arthur Irish? After four years of research and the translation of ancient Irish manuscripts the extraordinary story of the Irish Arthur can now be introduced and revealed for the first time... More > in hundreds of years. From long forgotten manuscripts this scholarly paper has pieced together a tale that will astound those seeking the origins of King Arthur. Most of this material has never been seen or read before, with much of it newly translated into English for the first time, both narrative prose and ancient poetry. The main sources are discussed first and then the implications of the ancestry, name and background of this fascinating character of Irish history and myth are examined. What then unfolds is a tale of astounding similarities to that of the Arthur of the Welsh. With over two hundred footnotes there is plenty of information for those seeking further clues and answers to the enigma and origins of King Arthur< Less
The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths By Padraic Colum
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The Children of Odin was published in 1920 by Pádraic Colum. He was an Irish poet, novelist, dramatist, biographer, playwright, children's author and collector of folklore. These ancient... More > stories in this book from Northern Europe, which make up one of the great myth cycles of Western civilization, spring to life in The Children of Odin. This classic volume, first published in 1920 and reissued in 1962, is now available for the first time in paperback, illustrated with the original line drawings by Willy Pogany, to inspire a new generation of readers.This scarce antiquarian book is a Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature.< Less
The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends (Esprios Classics) By Henry R. Schoolcraft
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Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864) was an American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist, noted for his early studies of Native American cultures, as well as for his "discovery" in 1832 of... More > the source of the Mississippi River. His wife's knowledge on Native American legends shared with Schoolcraft formed in part the source material for Longfellow's epic poem, The Song of Hiawatha. Schoolcraft began his ethnological research in 1822 during his appointment as Indian agent at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He wedded Jane Johnston, who was the daughter of an Irish fur trader and an Ojibwe woman. From his wife, he learned the Ojibwe language and the lore of the tribe. In 1841 he lost his position as Indian agent and moved back to the East, where he continued to write about Native Americans.< Less

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