The Great Myths #18: Celtic Myth & Scholarship

The Great Myths #18: Celtic Myth and Scholarship Human Voices Wake Us

An episode from 6/19/22: We’re lucky that all things Celtic are embedded so deeply into popular culture. Yet every now and then it’s worth sweeping away the kitsch and the clip art knots and the New Age stuff to ask what a good scholarly summation of Celtic myth—the archeology and the literature—has to say. Mark Williams’s Ireland’s Immortals: A History of the Gods of Irish Myth does more than enough to supply an answer—the book is worth buying for its bibliography alone—and tonight I read some favorite sections from it.

Previous episodes on Celtic Myth can be found here.

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