What we refer to as ‘mythology’ today was actually a framework of ideas and beliefs used by our ancestors to understand the world around them. Over the past centuries, many of the more important Celtic cultural narratives and tales have been relegated to the status of children’s stories or cartoonish caricature, misunderstood and misinterpreted for as long as most of us can remember.
This fresh collection of short stories follows on from the popular 2016 collection with a new group of contemporary authors hauling ancient Celtic stories and concepts out of the shadows and placing them firmly back into the limelight where they belong.
Love, mystery and drama, these fascinating tales mark a new movement of more authentic Celtic-based writing and a better understanding of Celtic cultures. Accompanied by explanatory notes on the background cultural context, this latest collection examines the stories of Macha and the naming of Eamain Macha, the deity ‘An Dagda’, ‘Changlings’, why you should be careful with crows and many others.
Na Ceiltigh, abú!