Author; Ward Rutherford

In this lively account of the world of Celtic myth, the author shows how deeply the myths have become embedded in Western consciousness -- from the Celtic vision of the Other World, with its dim forests and howling bare-fanged creatures, to the paradise of Tir nan'Og, the Land of Youth, where birds sing, and streams flow peacefully by in endless summer afternoons. Finally, the author traces the Celtic influence in the Arthurian cycle and assesses its impact on the English literary tradition.