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« Reply #15: July 28, 2007, 01:58:31 pm »

if you are interested in celtic myths then you should really buy a copy of the Mabonogion, the original collection of Celtic myths.

also, one of the most useful books on the subject ehich i've read is Celtic britain by Lewis Spence

The Mabinogian is specifically Welsh mythology, though.  So, if that's what you're looking for, you definitely want it.  but if you're looking for Irish or something else, that book won't be sufficient.
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« Reply #16: August 21, 2007, 03:50:12 pm »

The OBOD board has some good Celtic mythology
http://www.druidry.org/board/index.php

This has many things celtic
http://www.ucc.ie/celt/index.html
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« Reply #17: August 24, 2007, 10:36:57 pm »

The OBOD board has some good Celtic mythology
http://www.druidry.org/board/index.php

This has many things celtic
http://www.ucc.ie/celt/index.html

The OBOD board looks very interesting, thank you!  I can't get the second link to work however, but thanks anyway!

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« Reply #18: August 27, 2007, 08:51:22 am »

The OBOD board looks very interesting, thank you!  I can't get the second link to work however, but thanks anyway!

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Emmm It works when I click in from you message. Sorry the second one did not work , I am glad you liked OBOD.
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« Reply #19: August 27, 2007, 11:28:41 am »

The Mabinogian is specifically Welsh mythology, though.  So, if that's what you're looking for, you definitely want it.  but if you're looking for Irish or something else, that book won't be sufficient.

On it's own I would agree with you, however there is in places quite a lot of possible cross over between the Welsh and the Irish so it would be a worthwhile purchase.

This is also a very interesting link that I have used on and off as an online resource for a few years now.

http://www.maryjones.us/index.html
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« Reply #20: August 27, 2007, 03:38:22 pm »

if you are interested in celtic myths then you should really buy a copy of the Mabonogion, the original collection of Celtic myths.

also, one of the most useful books on the subject ehich i've read is Celtic britain by Lewis Spence

I have just borrowed Y Mabinogion from the library.  As I want to brush up on my Welsh again I went for the childrens Welsh version, two birds, one stone Wink

Another book I've borrowed and am currently reading is The Welsh Fairy Book by W Jenkyn Thomas.  It is a collection of Welsh myths and legends.  The author used to be a teacher at the turn of the last centuary and realised that the children he taught were interested in mythology but didn't know much of their own.  When asked, the children told him it was because there were no collections, so he compiled one. 

It's a nice book so far.  Very basic, all brief stories, but nice and easy to read.  Perhaps it could be used as a starter for looking further in to any stories that interest the reader.

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« Reply #21: August 27, 2007, 04:05:17 pm »

Another book I've borrowed and am currently reading is The Welsh Fairy Book by W Jenkyn Thomas.

And guess which clever girlie found it on this sites list of online books!  The link is here: http://www.ecauldron.com/iframeob.php?ptitle=Book%20Viewer&page=http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/wfb/index.htm

The full list is here: http://www.ecauldron.com/bookonline.php  If you scroll down about two thirds of the way you'll find the Celtic section.
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« Reply #22: August 27, 2007, 05:16:08 pm »

Another book I've borrowed and am currently reading is The Welsh Fairy Book by W Jenkyn Thomas.  It is a collection of Welsh myths and legends.  The author used to be a teacher at the turn of the last centuary and realised that the children he taught were interested in mythology but didn't know much of their own.  When asked, the children told him it was because there were no collections, so he compiled one. 


That is one of my all time favourites, there is a lot of information in those fairy tales, from a trad craft point of view if you are prepared to look for it, and you have read other source texts. It also appears to be out of print, although you can still get copies from amazon market place Wink but if your struggling, it appears to now have expired it's royalty liscence and available in an earlier format at sacred texts online. Which also has some other interesting texts that the less eager might ignore, one particularly springs to mind which is entirely about Manx folklore which many appear to over look, yet for both the welsh and the irish, the isle of mann was once considered the home of Mannanan Mac Lir, a key firgure in both mythologies.
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« Reply #23: August 27, 2007, 05:20:52 pm »

The full list is here: http://www.ecauldron.com/bookonline.php  If you scroll down about two thirds of the way you'll find the Celtic section.

Doh! serves me right for not reading to the end before replying, hehehe

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« Reply #24: August 27, 2007, 05:55:44 pm »

Doh! serves me right for not reading to the end before replying, hehehe

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That's my trick, now don't you be going stealing it! Wink
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« Reply #25: August 27, 2007, 06:19:23 pm »

That's my trick, now don't you be going stealing it! Wink

Lol tis a minor aberration caused by myself, him indoors and the nipper all having a rather virulent case of "man flu" topped up with some red wine to make the germs happy, normal service will be resumed shortly Tongue
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« Reply #26: August 27, 2007, 06:42:51 pm »

Lol tis a minor aberration caused by myself, him indoors and the nipper all having a rather virulent case of "man flu" topped up with some red wine to make the germs happy, normal service will be resumed shortly Tongue

Oh yes, man flu and wine can definitely cause glitches in your system...
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« Reply #27: September 16, 2007, 05:50:23 pm »

Oh yes, man flu and wine can definitely cause glitches in your system...
Men have a different kind of flu?   Cheesy 
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« Reply #28: September 16, 2007, 06:08:00 pm »

Men have a different kind of flu?   Cheesy 

Ha ha, you betcha!  Bigger, harder, nastier (apparently... Roll Eyes)
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