The presence of gods was felt in every corner of the Celtic world, and influenced all areas of life in Celtic society. This fascinating book delves into these corners to examine all aspects of the gods, ritual customs, cult objects and sacred places of the ancient Celtic peoples. Miranda Green introduces the Celts and the evidence that they left behind, placing them in their geographical and chronological context, and continues on to look at Celtic cults of the sun and sky, animals and animism, mother goddesses, water gods and healers, as well as examining the influence of religion on war, death and fertility. Embracing the whole of the Celtic world from Ireland to Australia, and covering from 500 BC to AD 400, this is a rewarding overview of the evidence for Celtic religions, beliefs and practices which uses modern scholarship to bring a mysterious and captivating part of European history to life.
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This is a fascinating book about the Celts and their religion, which covers all aspects of the gods, ritual customs, cult-objects and sacred places of the ancient Celtic peoples.
An excellent detailed survey by one of our leading authorities on Celtic religion . . . an important contribution.

Produktdetaljer

ISBN
9780750934794
Publisert
2011
Utgiver
Vendor
The History Press Ltd
Vekt
270 gr
Høyde
200 mm
Bredde
130 mm
Tykkelse
19 mm
Aldersnivå
05, 06, 01, UU, UP, P, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Antall sider
256

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MIRANDA GREEN is Professor of Archaeology at Cardiff University.