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Celtic Cosmology and the Otherworld : Mythic Origins, Sovereignty and Liminality - (Paperback)

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MacLeod, a Celticist, researcher, historical consultant, and musician who teaches Celtic literature, mythology, and folklore, examines aspects of Celtic cultures and their religious beliefs, including tales about the origins of things, the presence of the pre-Christian Otherworld and its inhabitants, and the concept of sovereignty, especially as personified in female form, as well as how people may have tried to interact with the Otherworld by ritually using certain parts of the landscape or music or poetic recitation to invoke or praise supernatural beings, and what role religious offerings or rites played. She discusses beliefs about how the cosmos is arranged and aspects of myths related to sacred origins, the pseudo-historical aspects of medieval literature and patterns of native origins, and cyclical time, seasonal celebrations, and related deities; goddess figures whose tales reveal how people viewed the stewardship of land and the divine beings who inhabited it, including the figures of Danu, Anu, the Mórrigan, Guinevere, Findabair, and Flidais; and how people attempted to cross boundaries, access arcane knowledge, or “walk between the worlds,” including the theme of the Nine Otherworldly maidens, the arch-druid figure Mug Roith and his daughter Tlachtga, and the relationship between water and wisdom. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 285
Genre: Social Science, Body + Mind + Spirit, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Folklore & Mythology, Celtic Spirituality, Ancient
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Sharon Paice Macleod
Language: English
Street Date: May 15, 2018
TCIN: 53124722
UPC: 9781476669076
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-5300
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