Celtic Cosmology and the Otherworld

Mythic Origins, Sovereignty and Liminality

$39.95

Available on backorder

Add to Wishlist
Add to Wishlist

About the Book

Despite censorship and revision by Christian redactors, the early medieval manuscripts of Ireland and Britain contain tantalizing clues to the cosmology, religion and mythology of native Celtic cultures. Focusing on the latest research and translations, the author provides fresh insight into the indigenous beliefs and practices of the Iron Age inhabitants of the British Isles. Chapters cover a broad range of topics, including creation and cosmogony, the deities of the Gaels, feminine power in early Irish sources, and priestesses and magical rites.

About the Author(s)

Sharon Paice MacLeod is a professional scholar, teacher and musician, and trained in Celtic Studies through Harvard University. She has taught at the university level, and published and presented academic work in North America and Europe. Her areas of expertise include Celtic and early European religious practices, indigenous studies, shamanism, and women’s roles in Celtic and other northern European cultures.

Bibliographic Details

Sharon Paice MacLeod
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6907-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3029-8
Imprint: McFarland