Mythical Ireland

Mythical Ireland

Author: Anthony Murphy

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ISBN: 1838359338

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Page: 350

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Mythical Ireland embodies the search for a soul among Ireland's ancient ruins, and is an attempt to retrieve something of deeper import from 5,000-year-old megalithic monuments and their associated myths. The book represents a fascinating and engaging journey through time, landscape and the human spirit. Dealing with archaeology, interpretive mythography, cosmology and cosmogony, the book attempts to grapple with a core meaning, something beyond the functional interpretations of academia. In this revised and expanded edition, Anthony Murphy delves further into the many enthralling aspects of this journey. Just how much knowledge did locals have of the secrets of Newgrange before it was excavated? Who is the Cailleach, the ancient hag goddess whose image is ubiquitous in the ancient landscape? What happened to make Ireland's Stonehenge disappear from the landscape? Who were the first kings of Tara? What were the indigenous Irish myths about the Milky Way? Did someone try to steal the Tara Brooch? Why are there myths in Ireland about flooded towns and cities? Lavishly illustrated with exquisite photographs of the Irish landscape and ancient monuments, Mythical Ireland represents a personal and yet universal journey, a quest to reimagine the shrines as empowering and transformative sacred places. Murphy invokes the druids and poets of the Boyne and thus the sídhe of the ancient texts are reawakened for a modern and turbulent world.
Mythical Ireland
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Anthony Murphy
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-07 - Publisher:

Mythical Ireland embodies the search for a soul among Ireland's ancient ruins, and is an attempt to retrieve something of deeper import from 5,000-year-old megalithic monuments and their associated myths. The book represents a fascinating and engaging journey through time, landscape and the human spirit. Dealing with archaeology, interpretive mythography,
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Language: en
Pages: 367
Authors: Sonja Massie
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-02-01 - Publisher: Penguin

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Language: en
Pages: 158
Authors: Canadian Association for Irish Studies. International Conference
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Language: en
Pages: 348
Authors: W. H. A. Williams
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

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Language: en
Pages: 145
Authors: David Rieff
Categories: Collective memory
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

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