Early Irish Myths and Sagas
by Jeffrey Gantz
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Originally written in the eighth century A. D., these early Irish stories depict too old a world – part of myth, legend and part of history.Rich with magic and terribly beautiful, they speak of a land of heroic fights, intense and warrior love ideals, in which the afterlife is explored and men freely mingle with the gods.From the vivacity of the adventures of the great Celtic heroes Cu Chulaind, to the stunning “Exile of the Sons of Uisliu” – a story of betrayal, honor and love they are masterpieces of passion and vitality, and the form of the foundation for the Irish literary tradition: a mythical heritage that has a powerful influence on the work of Y
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