Irish Myths and Legends

Gods and Fighting Men

Augusta Gregory

Beautifully designed new hardback edition of Lady Gregory's definitive collection of Irish myths and Legends, from the Tuatha Dé Danaan to the Fianna.
Date Published :
March 2022
Publisher :
New Island Books
Contributor(s) :
William Butler Yeats
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781848408128
Pages : 456
Dimensions : 8.45 X 5.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Lady Augusta Gregory’s Irish Myths and Legends, or Gods and Fighting Men as it was first titled in 1904, is an essential collection of Irish myths, legends and folk tales gathered by Gregory from Irish oral story tellers at the close of the nineteenth century.

These epic tales are divided into two parts: the first charts the coming of the mythic Tuatha Dé Danaan to Ireland, the lives of Manannan and Lugh, and the tragedy of the Children of Lir. The second part follows the exploits and trials of Finn Mac Cumhal, the Fianna, Oisin, and the love story of Diarmuid and Grania.

This is a timeless collection of Irish myths and legends - whimsical, tragic, astounding and ever familiar - borne through the centuries, and an essential part of Ireland's literary heritage.

About The Author

LADY AUGUSTA GREGORY (1852-1932) was an Irish writer and playwright of the Gaelic Revival who, through her translations of Irish legends, her peasant comedies and fantasies based on folklore, her patronage of other artists and her work for the Abbey Theatre, played an immense part in the late nineteenth-century Irish literary renaissance.

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