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Título: The Celtic Gods: Comets in Irish Mythology
Editorial: Tempus Publishing (2005), Stroud, Gloucestershire
Año de publicación: 2005
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Dust Jacket As Issued
Edición: First Edition.
No signatures. ; Out of print and quite hard-to-find. 224 pages. Page dimensions: 235 x 155mm. Illustrated. Written by a chemical engineer with a Masters degree in Archaeology, and a dendrochonologist. Looks at evidence of past cometary events, from both tree-ring data and Irish mythology. 6th century AD. "The authors have discovered that not only are many mythical stories set at around the same times, but those are precisely the times when dated tree rings reveal that the earth was suffering major environmental crises. Why would that be?" - from blurb on rear wrapper. N° de ref. de la librería 16455
Sinopsis: The Celtic myths, involving heroic warriors such as Finn and CuChulinn, can be read as simple primitive stories, but closer examination reveals strange descriptions and relationships. The authors of this ground-breaking book argue that all the principal characters are aspects of the one Celtic sky god, Lugh, who was a comet. Against the background of a comet scenario this re-interpretation of about ten key Celtic myths shows how many of the descriptions in the myths fit the appearance of comets. The fact that these comets on occasions produced abrupt environmental changes, that can be traced in the tree-ring and ice-core chronologies, pins the stories to a central reality. With a novel twist this original book confirms the widespread belief that these stories must contain a 'core of truth'.
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