Anonymous asked in Society & CultureMythology & Folklore · 1 month ago

Celtic mythology books?

The Norse Sagas were largely rewritten in the Poetic Eddas, and the Greeks in the Iliad. What were the Celtic’s written in? 

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  • 1 month ago
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    The mythology of pre-Christian Ireland was preserved in oral tradition. This oral tradition is known as 'Béaloideas'. With the arrival of Christianity, the first manuscripts were written in Ireland, preserving many of these tales in medieval Irish literature. Though the Christian influence is also seen in these manuscripts, this literature represents the most extensive and best preserved of all the branches of Celtic mythology. Although many of the manuscripts have not survived and much more material was probably never committed to writing, there is enough remaining to enable the identification of distinct, if overlapping, cycles: the Mythological Cycle, the Ulster Cycle, the Fenian Cycle and the Historical Cycle.

  • 1 month ago

    In Limerick form, naturally.

    There was a young man from Kent

    Whose d1ck was so long it bent

    So to save him some trouble

    He folded it double

    Instead of c*mming he went.

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