Celtic Mythology Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

Davidson, H. R. Ellis. Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe: Early Scandinavian and Celtic Religions. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1988, 268 p.

Comparative analysis of pre-Christian religion in northwestern Europe.

Feehan, Ellen. "Frank Herbert and the Making of Myths: Irish History, Celtic Mythology, and IRA Ideology in The White Plague." Science-Fiction Studies 19 (1992): 289-310.

Studies the architecture of Celtic mythology in Herbert's often neglected 1982 novel The White Plague.

Kearney, Richard. "Myth and Motherland." In Ireland's Field Day, pp. 61-80. London: Hutchinson, 1985.

Examines myth in Irish society from the literary use of myth by W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and others, to the IRA discourse of martyrdom.

Loomis, Roger Sherman. Celtic Myth and Arthurian Romance. New York: Columbia University Press, 1926, 371 p.

Detailed analysis of affinities between Arthurian romance and Irish and Welsh mythology.

MacCana, Proinsias. "Mythology in Early Irish Literature." In The Celtic Consciousness, edited by Robert O'Driscoll, pp. 143-54. New York: George Braziller, 1981.

O'Rahilly, Thomas F. Early Irish History and Mythology. Dublin: The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1946, 568 p.

Extensive study of pagan beliefs, mythology, and history in pre-Christian Ireland.

Warmind, Morten Lund. "Irish Literature as Source-Material for Celtic Religion." Temenos: Studies in Comparative Religion 28 (1992): 209-22.

Investigates the use of mythological material in the study of Celtic religion.

Yeats, W. B. Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend and Myth, edited by Robert Welch. London: Penguin Books, 1993, 457 p.

Anthology that includes Yeats's many essays on the subject of Irish mythology and folklore.