Mysterious Celtic Mythology in American Folklore

Mysterious Celtic Mythology in American Folklore

Book - 2010
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Many American legends have Celtic origins. Each chapter in this fascinating book presents a Celtic myth and a similar American one. Celtic immigrants brought these legends to all regions of the U.S. Old-world mythology morphs into New World folklore. Curran recounts America's oldest legends and traces their origins to the Celtic mythology of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, presenting a similar old-world tale alongside each American version. Once transported to America, the original Celtic tales evolved to assimilate the new population's geographic, social, and religious customs, weaving their way into the fabric of American folk history.

Publisher: Gretna, La. : Pelican, c2010
ISBN: 9781589807433
Branch Call Number: 398.20973 CUR 2010 22
Characteristics: 96 p. ; 24 cm


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