Early Irish Myths and Sagas (Penguin Classics)

Early Irish Myths and Sagas (Penguin Classics)


First written down within the 8th century advert, those early Irish tales depict a miles older world—part delusion, half legend and half heritage. wealthy with magic and achingly attractive, they converse of a land of heroic battles, extreme love and warrior beliefs, during which the otherworld is explored and males mingle freely with the gods. From the vibrant adventures of the good Celtic hero Cu Chulaind, to the beautiful "Exile of the Sons of Uisliu"—a story of treachery, honour and romance—these are masterpieces of ardour and energy, and shape the basis for the Irish literary culture: a mythic legacy that was once a strong impact at the paintings of Yeats, Synge and Joyce.

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