Women in Celtic Myth

Tales of Extraordinary Women from the Ancient Celtic Tradition
By (author) Moyra Caldecott
Illustrated by Anthea Toorchen

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Women in Celtic Myth
Tales of Extraordinary Women from the Ancient Celtic Tradition
By (author) Moyra Caldecott
Illustrated by Anthea Toorchen

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Pages : 224

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9780892813575

Imprint : Destiny Books

On Sale Date : March 01, 1992

Format : Paperback Book

These intriguing stories--some more than 3,000 years old--focus on the women of Celtic mythology, from formidable women warriors to the gentle women who guided others to spiritual wisdom.
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About Women in Celtic Myth

In Celtic myth, the mixture of wise spiritual teaching and dramatic imagery creates new, potent, and disturbing visions. This selection of eleven storiessome more than 3,000 years old focuses on the women of ancient British mythology, from the formidable women warriors who trained heros to fight and kill to the beautiful companions who led them to higher realms of feminine intuition and spiritual wisdom. Caldecott goes beyond a mere recounting of female strength, providing lucid personal commentary that illuminates the complete myth and the culture from which it springs. These powerful stories transmit a recognition of the mystery of being and an understanding of the powerful magic of inner transformation.
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Women in Celtic Myth
Tales of Extraordinary Women From Ancient Celtic Tradition

Introduction
Rhiannon
Arianrod and Blodeuwedd
The Three Etains
Emer and the Women Who Loved Cuchulain
Macha
The Morrigu
Deirdre
Findabair and Maeve
Grania
The Farmer's Youngest Daughter
The Sea-Maiden

Author Bio
Moyra Caldecott (1927-2015) was the author of more than 17 books and novels set in prehistoric times, including Guardians of the Tall Stones and Crystal Legends. With degrees in both English literature and philosophy, she devoted the major portion of her life to collecting and examining myths and legends across the world. Women in Celtic Myth shows how these tales form a code of universal symbolic importance in expressing the eternal journey of the human spirit.
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