Mythical Ireland: New Light On The Ancient Past
A fascinating journey through time, landscape, and the human spirit. Dealing with archaeology, interpretive mythography, cosmology, and cosmogony, Murphy seeks a core meaning; something beyond academia's functional interpretations of Ireland's past 5,000 years. Along the way, he delves into enthralling aspects of this journey: how much knowledge did locals have of Newgrange before it was excavated...
Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: Liffey Pr; New edition edition (December 31, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 1 x 9.4 inches
Amazon Rank: 431866
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“Absolutely beautiful. A perfect merging of ancient myths with contemporary reflection. Gorgeous photography. Murphy has borne his heart to us so much so that I want to offer mine back to the pages....”
Who is the Cailleach, the ubiquitous ancient hag goddess? What happened to make Ireland's Stonehenge disappear? What connects Fourknocks, a tiny passage-tomb, with the stones of Newgrange? What were the indigenous Irish myths about the Milky Way? Did someone try to steal the Tara Brooch? Why are there myths about flooded towns and cities? With exquisite photographs of the Irish landscape and ancient monuments, Murphy invokes the druids and poets of the Boyne, and thus the s¡dhe (spirits) of ancient texts are reawakened for our turbulent, modern world.