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It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

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Early Irish Myths and Sagas, Gantz (Trans.)

Early Irish Myths and Sagas - Various Authors, Jeffrey Gantz

This is a fun collection of Irish pagan Celtic tales translated from the original. Readers unfamiliar with this type of material will probably be struck by the lack of care for modern narrative rules. Those who have read similar tales elsewhere will be familiar with the differing conventions, such as lengthy genealogies, lists and descriptions of warriors and supernatural and magical encounters. There's a nice Introduction to All Things Pagan Celtic and brief individual introductions for each story.