• Celtic Mythology

  • A Collection of Ancient Celtic Fairy Tales (Annotated) with a Historical Introduction
  • By: Joseph Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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By: Joseph Jacobs
Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
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Publisher's Summary

Great collection of the timeless myths and fairy tales of the Celts by Joseph Jacobs

The annotations includes:

  • Author biography of Joseph Jacobs
  • The history of the Celts

Celtic mythology is widely considered to be among the most captivating of Europe's various mythologies due to the presence of a number of captivating aspects, including but not limited to: adventure, heroism, romance, and magic.

The Celts were once a great people who dominated most of Europe, but, as a result of Roman invasions, they have since been reduced to a few minor groupings. Their mythology, on the other hand, was preserved largely as a result of the efforts of later monks from Ireland and Wales who wrote down the stories.

The ancient Celts were a group of people with central European origins who had a common culture, language, and worldview. The Celts moved around over time. They established businesses all over Europe, from Britain and Spain to Turkey and Ireland.

It is unclear how race, language, and culture are related in the Celtic realm, and there is disagreement about what terms should be used to describe the Iron Age inhabitants of Britain and Ireland. The term "Celt" no longer generally refers to a particular ethnic group, but rather to "speakers of Celtic languages" in academic circles.

This mystery surrounding the Celts make their Fairy tales and myths even more interesting and sought after, especially the ancient long forgotten ones in this tile which have been selected by Joseph Jacobs.

Here Are Some of The Myths Inside:

  • I. Connla and the Fairy Maiden
  • II. Guleesh
  • III. The Field of Boliauns
  • IV. The Horned Women
  • V. Conal Yellowclaw
  • VI. Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'neary
  • VII. The Shepherd of Myddvai
  • VIII. The Sprightly Tailor
  • IX. The Story of Deirdre
  • X. Munachar and Manachar
  • XI. Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree
  • XII. King O'Toole and His Goose
  • XIII. The Wooing of Olwen
  • XIV. Jack and His Comrades
  • XV. The Shee an Gannon and The Gruagach Gaire
  • XVI. The Story-Teller at Fault
  • XVII. The Sea-Maiden and Many More Fairy Tales

About the Author:

Australian folklorist, literary critic, social scientist, historian, and writer of English literature Joseph Jacobs (29 August 1854 – 30 January 1916) also became a well-known collector and publisher of English folklore.

Jacobs was born into a Jewish household in Sydney. Some of the most well-known translations of English fairy tales, such as "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", "The Three Little Pigs", "Jack the Giant Killer", and "The History of Tom Thumb" were made famous by his work.

He was named a member of the board of seven editors in 1908 who worked on the Jewish Publication Society of America's new English translation of the Bible

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Public Domain (P)2022 Chronos Publishing

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Loved the various tales

So many tales I have never heard before. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. This is a great collection of folklore and I hope many more people will listen to it.

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very good

Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!! good overall

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Fun Stories to Enjoy

I enjoyed listening to collection of Celtic tales. I listened to other collections in this series and so far this is my favorite. I liked stories featuring princesses, fairy maidens, witches and other mystical creatures, they are full of humor, wit and twists. Narrator did a good job telling all the stories, and giving voices to various characters. Overall this was fun listening experience.

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Celtic Mythology

This is the third collection from this series that I have listened to, and it has the quality that I have come to expect from them. The content is interesting and well presented. The audio is decent quality, and the narration is solid. Overall, I had an enjoyable experience listening to this book.
I received a free Audible copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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Traditional Celtic Folk Stories

I enjoyed these stories, many of which have been adopted into modern children's stories. There are plenty of kings and fairies and clever heroes and, of course, lots of stories of iconic heroes like Finn and Conal.
At over 10 hours, this is a LOT of Celtic lore but the stories range from tragic to comic and they never cease to be entertaining.
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Interesting, well-told stories

Celtic mythology seems familiar but listening to this book I discovered that I knew very little about it. It was fun hearing new tales and learning about new gods. There is a good selection of stories here and the narration is very well done.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 10-23-22

tales of old

I enjoyed the narration of Jim D. Johnston

Great collection of Celtic tales with Giants, Ogres, Kings, Princes and Bards. Each one full of adventure and morals of old and new. Let your ears take you to the time of old and enjoy your stay there.

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  • Melissa Lee
  • 10-04-22

The Great Storyteller. History meets folklore

I had quite forgotten how much I enjoy sitting back in my comfy chair and being read to. A great opportunity to switch the TV off and listen to all these really colourful and adventurous stories all of which are so graphically animated and beautifully intoned. I have Scottish, Welsh, Irish and English blood with some Scandinavian thrown in for good measure. You could say I was born to sit by the campfire with an inhouse narrator like Audible. Giants, Ogres and knavish kinds wrestle with Kings, Princes and Bards and allow and encourage the imagination to scale unknown landscapes of possibility and moral venture.