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Celtic Myth and Legend

By: Squire, Charles

Description: Part of the 'Myths and Legends' series published by Gresham in the early 20th century, 'Celtic Myth and Legend' is actually a reissue of a 1905 work, 'The Mythology of the British Islands'. It differs from the rest of the Gresham series because it is a bit more scholarly (it actually has an adequate set of footnotes) and a bit more didactic. There is an extensive index with over 8,000 references (all hyperlinked here). Another great feature is a glossary of ...

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The Candle of Vision

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Carmina Gadelica, Volume II

By: Carmichael, A.

Description: This is volume II of Alexander Carmichael's collection of folk poetry from the Western Isles of Scotland. Volume II includes many incantations for luck, love and good health. This volume also has numerous poems about plants and animals, and extensive notes on the lore associated with them. Besides the complete English and Gaelic text of the poems, and the beautiful initials, this etext includes the extensive glossary, which occupies the last third of the bo...

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At the Palace of King Lot

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Household Tales

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British Goblins, Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Tra...

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Ensimmäinen runo

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