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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.
Irish Fairy Tales By James Stephens
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A collection of Irish Fairy Tales, Myths and Folklore by James Stephens.
Labour In Irish History By James Connolly
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In this little book Connolly challenges the nationalist myths about the Irish struggle for freedom from British rule. Connolly’s aim was to convince the radical nationalists that their policy... More > of a ‘union of classes’ would lead to disaster. He argued that Irish independence would bring little in the way of freedom and progress for the majority of the Irish people unless it included a fundamental challenge to the structure of society. He also shows graphically how the Irish capitalist class was always prepared to abandon and betray the struggle for liberation if its economic and social interests were threatened. This book has become a classic not only because Connolly based his argument on a detailed hisorical account of Ireland’s struggle for freedom – an account bettered by few, if any, books since – but also because of its continued relevance to an Ireland still divided today.< 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.
Ceridwen, Lady of the Myths By Alistair Roberts
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Life of a Welsh woman who revives the art of story-telling from the old Celtic times and interacts with the old gods, is given her own dragon in the early 16th century. She begins to travel around... More > Wales then to Ireland discovering the Book of Tara and it's secrets and herself in the process. Love finds and leaves her and her simply life becomes involved in more ways than one. Finally she has to travel to the south of England and back 433 years to prevent time being distorted and to ensure Englands King is killed by William the Conquerer.< Less
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
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 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
World Myths and Legends: 25 Projects You Can Build Yourself By Kathy Ceceri
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From the Greek legend of Atlantis to West African creation myths, kids will discover the common themes and important knowledge conveyed by each story. They will even learn about the current events... More > upon which some legends may have been based. Exploring the stories from many cultures, including those of Greek, Sumerian, Incan, Irish, African, and Native American people, readers will learn about the Celtic roots of Halloween, the beliefs and practices of voodoo, and the ancient Egyptian gods of the afterlife. Hands-on activities bring the myths and legends to life, and help kids understand the cultures and traditions of the people that told them. World Myths and Legends takes kids on a fascinating adventure of imagination and mystery that will unveil wonders of the ancient world as well as help them appreciate the importance of oral traditions< Less
The Coming of Cuculain By Standish O'Grady
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This is the story of Cuculain, the mythical Irish hero. 'Forthwith Cuculain sprang out in front of the chariot, and seized them by their mouths and they in their rearing, and with his hands bowed... More > down their heads to the earth, and they knew their master and stood still while they quaked.'< Less