Synopses & Reviews
In Celtic myth, the mixture of wise spiritual teaching and dramatic imagery creates new, potent, and disturbing visions. This selection of eleven storiessome more than 3,000 years old focuses on the women of ancient British mythology, from the formidable women warriors who trained heros to fight and kill to the beautiful companions who led them to higher realms of feminine intuition and spiritual wisdom. Caldecott goes beyond a mere recounting of female strength, providing lucid personal commentary that illuminates the complete myth and the culture from which it springs. These powerful stories transmit a recognition of the mystery of being and an understanding of the powerful magic of inner transformation.
These intriguing stories--some more than 3,000 years old--focus on the women of Celtic mythology, from formidable women warriors to the gentle women who guided others to spiritual wisdom.
About the Author
Moyra Caldecott, author of more than 16 books and novels set in prehistoric times, including Guardians of the Tall Stones and Crystal Legends, has devoted the major portion of her life to collecting and examining myths and legends across the world.Women in Celtic Myth shows how these tales form a code of universal symbolic importance in expressing the eternal journey of the human spirit. With degrees in both English literature and philosophy, Caldecott lectures on the subject of Celtic myths at sacred sites throughout England.
Table of Contents
Women in Celtic Myth
Tales of Extraordinary Women From Ancient Celtic Tradition
Arianrod and Blodeuwedd
The Three Etains
Emer and the Women Who Loved Cuchulain
Findabair and Maeve
The Farmer's Youngest Daughter