Myths And Legends Of The Celtic Race

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Myths Legends Of The Celtic Race

Author : T. W. Rolleston
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Myths And Legends Of The Celtic Race

Author : T. W. Rolleston
ISBN : 9783749433728
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The Past may be forgotten, but it never dies. The elements which in the most remote times have entered into a nation's composition endure through all its history, and help to mould that history, and to stamp the character and genius of the people. The examination, therefore, of these elements, and the recognition, as far as possible, of the part they have actually contributed to the warp and weft of a nation's life, must be a matter of no small interest and importance to those who realise that the present is the child of the past, and the future of the present; who will not regard themselves, their kinsfolk, and their fellow-citizens as mere transitory phantoms, hurrying from darkness into darkness, but who know that, in them, a vast historic stream of national life is passing from its distant and mysterious origin towards a future which is largely conditioned by all the past wanderings of that human stream, but which is also, in no small degree, what they, by their courage, their patriotism, their knowledge, and their understanding, choose to make it.
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Myths And Legends Of The Celtic Race

Author : Thomas William Hazen Rolleston
ISBN : 9781465506542
Genre : Celtic literature
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To begin with, we must dismiss the idea that Celtica was ever inhabited by a single pure and homogeneous race. The true Celts, if we accept on this point the carefully studied and elaborately argued conclusion of Dr. T. Rice Holmes, supported by the unanimous voice of antiquity, were a tall, fair race, warlike and masterful, whose place of origin (as far as we can trace them) was somewhere about the sources of the Danube, and who spread their dominion both by conquest and by peaceful infiltration over Mid-Europe, Gaul, Spain, and the British Islands. They did not exterminate the original prehistoric inhabitants of these regions—palæolithic and neolithic races, dolmen-builders and workers in bronze—but they imposed on them their language, their arts, and their traditions, taking, no doubt, a good deal from them in return, especially, as we shall see, in the important matter of religion. Among these races the true Celts formed an aristocratic and ruling caste. In that capacity they stood, alike in Gaul, in Spain, in Britain, and in Ireland, in the forefront or armed opposition to foreign invasion. They bore the worst brunt of war, of confiscations, and of banishment. They never lacked valour, but they were not strong enough or united enough to prevail, and they perished in far greater proportion than the earlier populations whom they had themselves subjugated. But they disappeared also by mingling their blood with these inhabitants, whom they impregnated with many of their own noble and virile qualities. Hence it comes that the characteristics of the peoples called Celtic in the present day, and who carry on the Celtic tradition and language, are in some respects so different from those of the Celts of classical history and the Celts who produced the literature and art of ancient Ireland, and in others so strikingly similar. To take a physical characteristic alone, the more Celtic districts of the British Islands are at present marked by darkness of complexion, hair, &c. They are not very dark, but they are darker than the rest of the kingdom. But the true Celts were certainly fair. Even the Irish Celts of the twelfth century are described by Giraldus Cambrensis as a fair race.
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Myths Legends Of The Celtic Race

Author : Thomas William Rolleston
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T. W. Rolleston's lengthy compendium of Celtic mythology and ancient lore is a wide-ranging source scarcely paralleled.Painstakingly assembled from years of research into the surviving manuscripts, this exceptional collection of Celtic stories dating to earliest antiquity is as formidable, valid and impressive today as it was on publication in 1911. An ambitious and embracing work, Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race offers up a rare combination of historical insight and lively storytelling.Rolleston explains each and every myth in a simple but salient manner. The stories are summarized, and an explanation of their significance in terms of plot devices, tone, and the wider Celtic culture explained. Rather than be bogged down in dry or overly ponderous narratives, the author breezes through the vast body of work, providing accurate summaries which seldom feel dull or impenetrable.Categorizing the stories by their origin, and explaining the religious origins of many characters, Rolleston weaves an evocative narrative that gives the reader a vibrant and culturally rich portrait of the Celts. From reading any given chapter in its entirety, the reader will emerge enlightened and entertained by the Celtic fiction, and informed by a vivid description of their society.Numerous Celtic cultures receive representation, with tales originating from ancient Wales, Ireland and France all present. Rolleston also makes provision for the Arthurian legends, summarizing their plots and drawing comparisons with the existing Celtic lore. Other significant portions of mythic lore include the Irish invasion myths, the stories of Finn and Fergus, and tales regarding the Milesian peoples.A superb introduction for those interested in the ancient myths of the Celtic societies of yore, Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race is certain to impress with its scintillating summaries and incisive explanations.
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Myths Legends Of The Celtic Race

Author : T W (Thomas William) Rolleston
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T. W. Rolleston's lengthy compendium of Celtic mythology and ancient lore is a wide-ranging source scarcely paralleled. Painstakingly assembled from years of research into the surviving manuscripts, this exceptional collection of Celtic stories dating to earliest antiquity is as formidable, valid and impressive today as it was on publication in 1911. An ambitious and embracing work, Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race offers up a rare combination of historical insight and lively storytelling. Rolleston explains each and every myth in a simple but salient manner. The stories are summarized, and an explanation of their significance in terms of plot devices, tone, and the wider Celtic culture explained. Rather than be bogged down in dry or overly ponderous narratives, the author breezes through the vast body of work, providing accurate summaries which seldom feel dull or impenetrable. Categorizing the stories by their origin, and explaining the religious origins of many characters, Rolleston weaves an evocative narrative that gives the reader a vibrant and culturally rich portrait of the Celts. From reading any given chapter in its entirety, the reader will emerge enlightened and entertained by the Celtic fiction, and informed by a vivid description of their society. Numerous Celtic cultures receive representation, with tales originating from ancient Wales, Ireland and France all present. Rolleston also makes provision for the Arthurian legends, summarizing their plots and drawing comparisons with the existing Celtic lore. Other significant portions of mythic lore include the Irish invasion myths, the stories of Finn and Fergus, and tales regarding the Milesian peoples. A superb introduction for those interested in the ancient myths of the Celtic societies of yore, Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race is certain to impress with its scintillating summaries and incisive explanations.
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Myths Legends Of The Celtic Race

Author : Thomas William Rolleston
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Myths And Legends Of The Celtic Race Complete With Original And Classics Illustrated

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The Past may be forgotten, but it never dies. The elements which in the most remote times have entered into a nation's composition endure through all its history, and help to mould that history, and to stamp the character and genius of the people. The examination, therefore, of these elements, and the recognition, as far as possible, of the part they have actually contributed to the warp and weft of a nation's life, must be a matter of no small interest and importance to those who realise that the present is the child of the past, and the future of the present; who will not regard themselves, their kinsfolk, and their fellow-citizens as mere transitory phantoms, hurrying from darkness into darkness, but who know that, in them, a vast historic stream of national life is passing from its distant and mysterious origin towards a future which is largely conditioned by all the past wanderings of that human stream, but which is also, in no small degree, what they, by their courage, their patriotism, their knowledge, and their understanding, choose to make it. The part played by the Celtic race as a formative influence in the history, the literature, and the art of the people inhabiting the British Islands--a people which from that centre has spread its dominions over so vast an area of the earth's surface--has been unduly obscured in popular thought. For this the current use of the term "Anglo-Saxon" applied to the British people as a designation of race is largely responsible. Historically the term is quite misleading. There is nothing to justify this singling out of two Low-German tribes when we wish to indicate the race-character of the British people. The use of it leads to such absurdities as that which the writer noticed not [pg 10] long ago, when the proposed elevation by the Pope of an Irish bishop to a cardinalate was described in an English newspaper as being prompted by the desire of the head of the Catholic Church to pay a compliment to "the Anglo-Saxon race." The true term for the population of these islands, and for the typical and dominant part of the population of North America, is not Anglo-Saxon, but Anglo-Celtic. It is precisely in this blend of Germanic and Celtic elements that the British people are unique--it is precisely this blend which gives to this people the fire, the élan, and in literature and art the sense of style, colour, drama, which are not common growths of German soil, while at the same time it gives the deliberateness and depth, the reverence for ancient law and custom, and the passion for personal freedom, which are more or less strange to the Romance nations of the South of Europe. May they never become strange to the British Islands! Nor is the Celtic element in these islands to be regarded as contributed wholly, or even very predominantly, by the populations of the so-called "Celtic Fringe." It is now well known to ethnologists that the Saxons did not by any means exterminate the Celtic or Celticised populations whom they found in possession of Great Britain. Mr. E.W.B. Nicholson, librarian of the Bodleian, writes in his important work "Keltic Researches" (1904).
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Myths And Legends

Author : Thomas William Rolleston
ISBN : OCLC:1044811136
Genre : Celtic literature
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Folklore Myths And Legends

Author : Donna Rosenberg
ISBN : 084425780X
Genre : Social Science
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In this new anthology, author Donna Rosenberg retells thirty significant folktales, myths, and legends in a way that retains the major plot, characterization, and style of the original sources. Readers will also find invaluable the historical and cultural background information provided for each selection, as well as detailed source notes and a bibliography.
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Irish University Review

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A journal of Irish studies.
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Celtic Mythology

Author : John Arnott MacCulloch
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119867567
Genre : Celts
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