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Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.

Aphrodite in Art
Aphrodite in Myth
Art Themes

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Lexicon - Celtic Terms
Annwn | Annwn is a name for the Celtic Otherworld (Wales)

Avalon | this is another term for the Otherworld; Avalon is also called "the summer land" (Wales)

banshee | "women of the fairies"; these spirits are best known for their supernatural howl in Celtic mythology

Beltane | Beltane is a festival that took place on 1 May; it is associated with fertility, and participants traditionally danced around fires (Ireland)

Excalibur | the legendary enchanted sword used by King Arthur was known as Excalibur (Britain)

druid | druids played many roles in Celtic society - they were believed to be both teachers and religious advisors

gorsedd | a gorsedd is a term used to describe a gathering of bards

Grail | also known as the "Holy Grail", this legendary vessel was the cup used during the Last Supper; the Quest for the Grail was an important element of the Arthurian Saga (Britain)

Imbolc | the Celtic festival of Imbolc was held on 1 February; it is possibly meant to encourage an end to winter (Ireland)

Lughnasadh | Lughnasadh is a festival celebrated 1 August; it was held in honor of the sun god Lugh and the harvest (Ireland)

Mabinogion | the Mabinogion is a collection of Welsh tales (Wales)

mermaids | female creatures who are described as half human and half fish; their male counterparts are known as mermen

nemeton | nemeton is a word that means sanctuary

More Celtic Terms (Oak - Tara)

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Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

This book is a great source for information about Celtic mythology! Described as both a "who's who" and a "what's what", this reference book features entries on the important gods, heroes, and other characters from Celtic myth and legend.

Bulfinch's Mythology

Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend

The Bibliography

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