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What are the Best Collections of Irish Myths and Legends?

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  • What are the Best Collections of Irish Myths and Legends?

    I'm trying to narrow down what to buy in terms of translations and breadth of collections.
    O Gladsome Light of the Holy Glory of the Immortal Father, Heavenly, Holy, Blessed Jesus Christ! Now that we have come to the setting of the sun and behold the light of evening, we praise God Father, Son and Holy Spirit. For meet it is at all times to worship Thee with voices of praise. O Son of God and Giver of Life, therefore all the world doth glorify Thee.

    A neat video of dead languages!

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    Originally posted by Kelp(p) View Post
    I'm trying to narrow down what to buy in terms of translations and breadth of collections.
    I am very interested in sources too. I am writing the 'Ballad of Kilkenny.' I write poetry on an Irish/Scottish theme. The internet search provides some interesting sources. Start with Irish history here;

    http://www.wesleyjohnston.com/users/...rian_boru.html.

    This web site is ok for Irish Myths and Legends; http://www.theemeraldisle.org/irish-myths-legends/

    The following books are some of my sources. I found that Irish poetry is a good source of putting Irish history, myths and legends in context.

    The Book of Irish Verse edited by John Montague.

    The Celts by Jean Markale pp 105 - 152

    This is a start
    Last edited by shunyadragon; 11-26-2014, 01:58 PM.
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    Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
    But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

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    Frank

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      Thanks! And that's fascinating that you're your own poetry in that form!

      http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/index.htm also has a good collection, I've found.
      O Gladsome Light of the Holy Glory of the Immortal Father, Heavenly, Holy, Blessed Jesus Christ! Now that we have come to the setting of the sun and behold the light of evening, we praise God Father, Son and Holy Spirit. For meet it is at all times to worship Thee with voices of praise. O Son of God and Giver of Life, therefore all the world doth glorify Thee.

      A neat video of dead languages!

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        The best collections can be found in a pub full of older folk after buying several rounds of drinks

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          I posted the first part of my Ballad of Kilkenny in this section.
          Last edited by shunyadragon; 12-02-2014, 05:19 PM.
          Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
          Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
          But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

          go with the flow the river knows . . .

          Frank

          I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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