Irish Myths and Legends

by Lady Augusta Gregory


Irish Myths and Legends | 9781848408128 | Lady Augusta Gregory

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Published:31/03/2022 by New Island Books


Lady Augusta Gregory’s Irish Myths and Legends, or Gods and Fighting Men as it was first titled in 1904, is an essential collection of Irish myths, legends and folk tales gathered by Gregory from Irish oral story tellers at the close of the nineteenth century.

These epic tales are divided into two parts: the first charts the coming of the mythic Tuatha De Danaan to Ireland, the lives of Mananaan and Lugh, and the tragedy of the Children of Lir. The second part follows the exploits and trials of Finn Mac Cumhal, the Fianna, Oisin, and the love story of Diarmuid and Grania.

This is a timeless collection of Irish myths and legends – whimsical, tragic, astounding and ever familiar – borne through the centuries, and an essential part of Ireland’s literary heritage.

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