• Celtic Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Monster from the Ancient Irish, Welsh, Scottish and Brittany Mythology

  • By: Simon Lopez
  • Narrated by: Neil Hamilton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Ancient History
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (80 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Do you know that the Ancient Celts believed that their ancestors are all demigods?

Celtic mythology entrances many people as it has so many tales of heroism. It is steeped in history, mythology, wonder, adventure, and even romance. 

Some of the stories included are:

  • Irish Myths: "Children of Lir", "The Wooing Of Étain", "The Cattle Raid of Cooley", and "The Salmon of Knowledge"
  • Welsh Myths: The four branches of Mabinogi and stories of Lyr’s descendants
  • Scottish Myths: "Blue Men of Minch", "Sawney Bean", and "Myth of the Selkie"
  • Breton Myths: "Sword of Arthur" and "Arthur’s Giant"
  • And many other amazing tales!

Get this audiobook and discover a fascinating world when you listen to Celtic Mythology!

©2019 Simon Lopez (P)2019 Simon Lopez

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could have been longer

very enjoyable and informative. narrator was ok, but it could have been a bit longer. a great overview, giving you a hunger for more

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wonderful!

I really appreciated that they'd say the name of the god/goddesses, reading celtic names without knowing Gaelic can be a challenge and hearing the pronunciation helped a lot.

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Very enjoyable

So much good mythology and the narrator was so good! I was eager to hear more from one story to the next.

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  • Stephen Daly
  • 01-26-20

Why have a reader who can’t pronounce Celtic names

Very frustrating to listen to. The reader (Neil Hamilton) struggles far too much with the pronunciation. What’s the problem with getting someone who actually knows how to pronounce these ancient names? It’s sad because it spoils the whole thing. I can’t listen to it.

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  • Dadcu
  • 09-12-19

Disappointe.

Narrator was poorly chosen, his pronouncing of Welsh names was painfully done and inaccurate Thus, it cast doubt upon the accuracy of his pronouncing of Irish, Scottish or any Celtic name.
The sections described at the start of the book were not given anything other than un-referenced and un-dscribed chapter numbers.
The overall reading failed to follow any particular path, making it unclear if the tales followed chronologically or not and didn't give sufficient background information to enable the reader to put each narrative into its proper context.
Overall, very disappointing.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-11-20

very interesting but narrator butchers Irish words

the poor pronunciation of Irish names was very frustrating. loved these stories as a child

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  • Rob Burrows
  • 08-15-19

enjoyed the book bit too short

some great stories just wish was longer.
performance was good, I would recommend to others as an introduction to celtic myths.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-13-19

stop getting English people to narrate our history

the man reading this audiobook sounds like he has never seen a book before, let alone seen the words in languages which are not his own. I got as far as the first chapter before his waffling and offensive impressions of Irish words made me switch off. the content sounds great, so it's a real shame that this English guy was hired to talk about a history he has no connection to. do better.

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  • defvi
  • 12-19-19

Easy to listen to! Great start.

Lovely book expanding on mythologies and history across all celtic realms. Very interesting and enjoyable while not being too dense. Great introduction to anything Celtic myths!

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  • James Carrie
  • 05-26-21

The names!

Absolutely no research was done regarding how to actually pronounce these names. Not one name was pronounced correctly. I had no idea who a story was about until I realised that he was butchering the names.

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  • George Penn
  • 02-23-21

Not detailed/analytical + doesn't tell the story.

I bought this book on my way to Brittany, in the hope that through it I would be able to understand Brittany's myth-history and the stories that underpin this as well as seeking to do the same with Irish, Welsh, and Scottish cultures (places I have an interest in and visit regularly). I felt that none of this was achieved. The book resorts to listing myths, making broad historical generalisations, and fundamentally fails to even tell the story of these myths in an effective way. If a book on myths can't communicate their story in effective prose then I don't think it's worth reading.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-11-21

Ok collection.

An okay book. It takes an outsider or 3rd person perspective which makes each chapter feeling like an introduction or overview.

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  • Tuna
  • 06-21-19

PG rated non complete version.

First off if you are a scholar of Celtic studies this book is not for you. I do have a deep interest in ancient Celtic society and mythology and hence I found this book frustrating. To start with the introduction is following an outdated model of a Celtic empire. Then the retold myths have been sanitized and oversimplified in this case. To the point, I swear Mr. Lopez is following Lady Gregory's "clean" version of the "book of invasions". There are critical stories missing or reduced to a few pages. It's basically an abridged and somewhat boring retelling of some of the major classics. To add insult to all this the Voice Talent has been given the wrong direction of the pronunciation of the Irish, which can be tricky and it's a straight verbalization of what is presented. It's not a good example of retelling of these myths by a long shot. This is the first book I'm returning to Audible.

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