Myths and Legends
myths and legends of the celtic race
Thomas Rolleston ‘s work is essentially a study of Celtic myths and tales, not of the Celtic people as a whole, but essentially of the Irish accounts that survive.
This is a very encompassing work that deals with all the major Irish stories. Chapter 5 on the ultonian Cycles is a highly recommended read, dealing as it does with the central Irish hero figure of Cuchulain. Later works tend to be badly watered down with Christian ideas, and are at thier worst when Cuchulain is visited in Hell and converted to Christianity.