Traces of the elder faiths of Ireland: a folklore sketch: a handbook of Irish pre-Christian traditions / by W.G. Wood-Martin.

by MARTIN, William Gregory Wood. Series: (Kennikat press scholarly reprints. Series in Irish history and culture.) Published by : Longmans, Green, and Co., (London ; New York ; and Bombay: ) Physical details: 2 v. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Subject(s): Folklore -- Ireland | Ireland -- Antiquities
Year: 1902
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Books Books School of Celtic Studies
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Books 398 W (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available (Standard Loan) 29957

Facsimile reprint of the edition of 1902.

"The greater protion of chapters l. and ll., volume ll., appeared in the pages of the "Ulster journal of archaeology." - Foreword.

"Bibliography of papers and works on Irish pre-Christian archaeology and folklore" : v. 2, p. [327]-416.

v. I. Speculative geological archæology. Ancient fauna and their exterminator. Early man. Man as author, artist, sculptor. Some archæological problems. The borderland of history. Advent of St. Patrick - side-lights on Paganism. Ideas regarding the dead. Gods, goddesses, ghosts and goblins. Notes -- v. II. Fairy lore. Marriage lore. Well worship, etc. Animal worship, birds and augury. Tree worship - herbs and medicine. Stone worship. The seasons - certain numbers, days, colours, and proverbs. Transitional archæology and the continuity of religion. Notes. Bibliography of Irish pre-Christian archæology and folk-lore.

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