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Celtic Mythology

Irish Myths and Ancient Folklore from the British Isles
Narrated by: Zachary Dylan Brown
Length: 52 mins
Categories: History, European
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Publisher's Summary

The ancient culture of the Celts, with its folklore and fairytales, has sparked the imagination of many. The mythological creatures, stories, and legends have their enchanting flair and have certainly been the topic of many historians and scholars. It is time to dive deeper into some of the best-known myths and epic ventures of the gods, goddesses, and magical realms from the British Isles. You will hear about things like: 

  • Cultural backgrounds and the way it integrated with the Celts’ lives
  • The four cycles of Irish Mythology. This may sound surprising to you
  • The Selkies and their connection to the Celts
  • The coming of Finn and all the drama around it
  • The Fianna of Erin and the reason why this is such a popular story
  • Different tales from the Ossianic cycle 

And much more! Celtic mythology is worth studying, and the moral lessons and interesting side notes on each of these myths can be enlightening and enriching.

©2018 Bernard Hayes (P)2018 Bernard Hayes

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Very well researched and easy to listen

Those listeners who loves hеrоiс ѕtоriеѕ and ерiс tаlеѕ with еlеmеntѕ оf mаgiс, ѕрirituаliѕm will not be able to put this book down as this book is stocked with great ancient tales as well as the history of the celtic folkores.

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Interesting Overview

Irish history & mythology are interests of mine so while I found the subject matter interesting, at times I felt the author was trying to cover too much in as short a time as possible. This is definitely an overview, not an in-depth study, nor a full retelling of the Irish myths. Unfortunately, I don't think the narrator was given much instruction in how to pronounce names & places which made it difficult to follow him at times. Also his speech was very rapid, so changes in topic were more than a little abrupt. Still as this is a specialized topic, & Gaelic is not an easy language, I think you have to give the narrator some leeway....

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Good introduction to Celtic Mythology. I am glad I got this one in audio version. Because it is a bit dry, and I think it we’ve hard to get through by reading it.

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Rambling but some mythology

Very rambling and switching topics. But does have some mythology in the middle. Clear narrator but he’s not great with Irish names.

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Fairies from the forest

Every knows the Celts were a little crazy, and genius at the same time. Did you know they believed in mythological creatures? If not, go watch Brave again..... or listen to this book.

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You wouldn't know until you listen to it

Celtic myths and folklore are all recognizable throughout history and yet, we fail to acknowledge them as part of the most important mythological heritage.

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Celts were no dummies

But they sure had some weird myths. Well, what else do you expect if you roam around in the boonies all day long?

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Celtic mythology at its best

I didn't know much about Celtic mythology, to be honest. I always heard of Greek and Roman myths, even Egyptian ones (which I think this author has some books about too). But Celtic mythology is very interesting, with the elves and trolls.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-14-19

Terrible pronunciation of Irish words.

Very dissapointing audiobook. All the good the writer did in finding this information and putting it into a book was runied by the incorrect pronunciation of all the Irish words. Couldn't concentrate on the story and others that don't know these words will be learning them wrong now. It's not hard to do a bit of research or simply ask an Irish person the correct pronunciation, there is enough of us out there. Ruined the whole book.

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  • EllieF
  • 10-28-18

Awful

Waste of time and money. More of this was about the inner meaning of myth than the legends themselves! Very abbreviated legends, too.
Don't get me started on the mispronunciations!

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  • Lorraine O Dwyer
  • 09-20-18

horrendous pronunciations

the horrendous pronunciations make this impossible to listen to, tried for a couple of chapters but when I heard him strangle Cuchulains name, I gave up!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-17-18

Celtic mythology is great

I thought the elves and trolls in there were interesting, but also the gods and goddesses the Celts worshiped.

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  • Cerys
  • 11-12-18

Celtic myths

Fairies and trolls, gods and natural elements. It reminded me of the movie Brave a little, although that might be a little off.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-06-18

Excellent!

Trolls and fairies aren't the only things you'll listen about. This guide shows you most of the basics of Celtic myth.

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  • Paul Rowan
  • 09-11-18

Good introduction

A few extremely concise stories contextualised with a good amount of history and philosophy. Would make an ideal introduction for students