Mythical Ireland : new light on the ancient past / text and photographs by Anthony Murphy.Publisher: Dublin : The Liffey Press, 2017Description: ix, 333 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780995792722 (pbk.).Subject(s): Archaeology -- Ireland | Boyne River Valley (Ireland) -- AntiquitiesDDC classification: 936.15
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Síd in Broga -- 2. Cnogba agus Dubad -- 3. Sliabh na Calliagh -- 4. Megaliths and monuments -- 5. The bBoyne Valley -- 6. The meaning of myth -- 7. Cosmology.
Mythical Ireland embodies the search for a soul among Ireland's ancient ruins, and is an attempt to retrieve something of deeper import from 5,000-year-old megalithic monuments and their associated myths. The book represents a fascinating and engaging journey through time, landscape and the human spirit. dealing with archaeology, interpretive mythography, cosmology and cosmogony, Murphy attempts to grapple with a core meaning, something beyond the functional interpretations of academia.