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The Voyage of Bran

By: Meyer, Kuno

Description: This is Kuno Meyer's translation of the old Irish saga, the Voyage of Bran. In this magical odyssey to the limits of reality, Bran takes a characteristically time-dilated journey to a distant isle of luxury. On return, he learns that ages have passed and he and his expedition have already passed into myth. He can never again touch the soil of his homeland and sails off again. The text references ancient Celtic gods and also contains quasi-prophetic passages ...

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The Druid Path

By: Ryan, M. Ellis

Description: This is a collection of short stories set in ancient and modern Ireland, by a now-forgotten popular author of the early twentieth century, Marah Ellis Ryan. Ryan was a novelist, actress and activist for Native American rights. This was her only book about Ireland, as far as I can tell. She tapped a huge body of tales, lore and song which was being rediscovered at the time by the 'Celtic Twilight' movement. Her social consciousness is in evidence here, partic...

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A Book of Saints and Wonders

By: Gregory, Lady

Description: The volume is divided into 'books', one each allotted to the doings and lives of Saints Brigit, Columcille, Patrick, and Brendan the Navigator (who voyaged to the promised land). The last two books are more mythical, one dealing with the fabulous voyage of Maeldune and the other, called `Great Wonders of the Old Time', amply justifies the title. About the Author: Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory (15 March 1852–22 May 1932), née Isabella Augusta Persse, was a...

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Wonder Tales from Scottish Myth and Legend

By: Mackenzie, D. A.

Description: The myths and legends of Scotland are full of what is called local colour . They afford us not only glimpses of ancient times and of old habits of thought and life, but also of the country itself at different times of the year. In the winter season the great mountain ranges are white with snow and many inland lochs are frozen over, but along the west coast, which is washed by the warm surface waters of the Atlantic and bathed in mild moist breezes from the...

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Traces of the Norse Mythology in the Isle of Man

By: Kermode, P. M. C.

Description: Norse, Viking or Scandinavian mythology comprises the indigenous pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian peoples, including those who settled on Iceland, where most of the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. Norse mythology is the best-preserved version of the older common Germanic paganism, which also includes the closely related Anglo-Saxon mythology. Germanic mythology, in its turn, developed from an earlier Indo-Eu...

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Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland

By: Wilde, F. S.

Description: Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland By Lady Francesca Speranza Wilde The superstition, then, of the Irish peasant is the instinctive belief in the existence of certain unseen agencies that influence all human life; and with the highly sensitive organization of their race, it is not wonderful that the people live habitually under the shadow and dread of invisible powers which, whether working for good or evil, are awful and mysteriou...

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Celtic Folklore Welsh and Manx

By: Rhys, John

Description: The Library of Alexandria is an independent small business publishing house. We specialize in bringing back to live rare, historical and ancient books. This includes manuscripts such as: classical fiction, philosophy, science, religion, folklore, mytholog

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The Cattle-Raid of Cooley Táin Bó Cúalnge

By: Dunn, Joseph

Description: Táin Bó Cúailnge (the driving-off of cows of Cooley, more usually rendered The Cattle Raid of Cooley or The Táin) is the central tale in the Ulster Cycle, one of the four great cycles that make up the surviving corpus of Irish mythology. It is recorded in Old and Middle Irish, and is written mainly in prose, with some verse sections, especially at moments of heightened tension or emotion. The tale relates a war against Ulster by the Connacht queen Medb and h...

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The Ancient Irish Goddess of War

By: Hennessey, WM

Description: The Morrígan is usually interpreted as a war goddess: W.M. Hennessey's The Ancient Irish Goddess of War, written in 1870, was influential in establishing this interpretation. The Morrígan (terror or phantom queen) or Mórrígan (great queen) (aka Morrígu, Morríghan, Mor-Ríoghain) is a figure from Irish mythology who appears to have once been a goddess, although she is not explicitly referred to as such in the texts. She is usually seen as a terrifying figu...

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The Gododdin Poems

By: Skene, William F.

Description: The Gododdin Poems was first published in 1869 under the authorship of William F. Skene. The Gododdin (pronounced go'doðin) were a Brythonic people of north-eastern Britain (modern north-east England and south-east Scotland) in the sub-Roman period, best known as the subject of the 7th century Welsh series of poems known as Y Gododdin, attributed to Aneirin. The name Gododdin is the Modern Welsh form; it is derived, via earlier Welsh Guotodin from the Bryth...

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Heroic Romances of Ireland

By: Leahy, A. H.

Description: AT a time like the present, when in the opinion of many the great literatures of Greece and Rome are ceasing to hold the influence that they have so long exerted upon human thought, and when the study of the greatest works of the ancient world is derided as useless, it may be too sanguine to hope that any attention can be paid to a literature that is quite as useless as the Greek; which deals with a time, which, if not actually as far removed from ours as ar...

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The Destruction of Dá Derga's Hostel

By: Stokes, Whitely

Description: The vast and interesting epic literature of Ireland has remained, for the most part, inaccessible to English readers until these last sixty years. In 1853, Nicholas O'Kearney published the Irish text and an English translation of The Battle of Gabra, and since that date the volume of printed texts and English versions has steadily increased. Now there lies open to the ordinary reader a considerable mass of material illustrating the imaginative life of mediev...

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Hymn to Pan

Description: Battle call you say? Well, while sinking into Obelyskkh's new opus maximus this could be the first impression coming to mind. The new album by Franconian stalwarts Obelyskkh combines the monstrous riffage they're known for since their 2012 album 'White Lightnin'' with a new approach to songwriting. Retrieving their sound in a much more thronging way than ever before Obelyskkh seem to be picking up speed and urgency. Of course, parts are still there - the bri...

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Pomo Bear Doctors, Score CA Pbd

By: S. A. Barrett

Description: This is a monograph on a typical variety of native Californian shamanism, the animal-impersonator. This describes the practice among the Pomo, a Northern Californian people. Despite the title 'Bear Doctor,' these shamans did not cure: they we

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Triumphal Chariot of Antimony, Score Alc Antimony

By: Theodore Kirkringus

Description: Since, Basil Valentine, by Religious Vows am bound according to the Order of St. Benedict, and that requires another manner of Spirit of Holiness, then the common State of Mortals exercised in the prophane business of this World; I thought it

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Comedy of Errors

By: Shakespeare

Description: This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors .This volume of critical essays also features a comprehensive critical history, a full bibliography, and photographs and reviews of major productions of the play around the world.

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Doctrine and Covenants

By: Joseph Smith
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Rambles in Eirinn

By: Bulfin, William, 1862-1910

Subject: Ireland -- Description and travel

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Ireland under the Normans : Vol. 3

By: Orpen, Goddard Henry, 1852-1932

I-II. 1169-1216.--III-IV. 1216-1333 : Volumes 3 and 4 are 1968 printing of 1920 edition : Volumes 3 and 4 are 1968 printing of 1920 edition

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The Aran Islands

By: Synge, J. M. (John Millington), 1871-1909
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