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pretty wide spread of stories in here. my favorites were the ones literally translated from Irish, along with the ones which were scary or creepy (which is quite a few of these, even outside the sections pertaining to witches and the devil and ghosts). But some of the stories just kind of drag on and go nowhere. I read this to get a taste of pre- Christian Irish religion, mythology and culture, and to get in what sense those things persisted, and in what sense Christianity itself is/was “pagan”
A lovely collection of folk tales featuring a range of brings such as giants,witches, fairies, leprechauns and ghosts. The collection is collated and edited by Yeats but features contributions from many others including renowned Gaelic scholar and president of Ireland Douglas Hyde. There are also several poems and songs included. I particularly enjoyed the book as it reminded me of the stories my grandparents would often tell, down to the style of language used.
If you are a fan of old school folklore, this is the book for you. W.B. Yeats was a well-versed occultist, researcher, and writer in the late 1800s/early 1900s and collected these stories over a period of time. Each tale is set in old Ireland, and will whisk you away to the Emerald Isle for sure.
This is a compilation of stories including tales of mermaids (what the Irish called merrows), fairies (the wee folk or sidhe), old kings and queens, witches, ghosts, giants, and more. I thoroughly enjoye