[PDF] Download ☆ Mythical Ireland: New Light on the Ancient Past | by ↠ Anthony Murphy

By Anthony Murphy | Comments: ( 279 ) | Date: ( Oct 17, 2019 )

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 oldmegalithic 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 cosmoMythical 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 oldmegalithic 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.Along the way, the book delves deeply into the many enthralling aspects of this journey Just how much knowledge did locals have of the secrets of Newgrange before it was excavated Who is the Cailleach, the ancient hag goddess whose image is ubiquitous in the ancient landscape What happenedto make Ireland s Stonehenge disappear from the landscape What connects Fourknocks, a tiny passage tomb, with the stones of Newgrange What were the indigenous Irish myths about the Milky Way Did someone try to steal the Tara Brooch Why are there myths in Ireland about flooded towns and cities Lavishly illustrated with exquisite photographs of the Irish landscape and ancient monuments, Mythical Ireland represents a personal and yet universal journey, a quest to reimagine the monuments as empowering and transformative sacred places Murphy invokes the druids and poets of the Boyne and thus the s dhe of the ancient texts are reawakened for a modern and turbulent world.About the AuthorAnthony Murphy is a journalist, photographer and the author of Islandof the Setting Sun In Search of Ireland s Ancient Astronomers with RichardMoore , Newgrange Monument to Immortality, Land of the Ever LivingOnes and The Cry of the Sebac He lives in Drogheda and manages the website mythicalireland.


  • Title: Mythical Ireland: New Light on the Ancient Past
  • Author: Anthony Murphy
  • ISBN: 9780995792722
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Anthony Murphy

I am a journalist, author and photographer living in Drogheda, Ireland, with my wife Ann and our five children I live four miles from Newgrange, a 5,000 year old stone monument in the Boyne Valley My exploration of the valley over the past 19 years has led been a huge influence in my work, both non fiction and fiction I am the author with artist Richard Moore of Island of the Setting Sun In Search of Ireland s Ancient Astronomers Liffey Press, 2006, 2008 I wrote Newgrange Monument to Immortality Liffey Press, 2012 I contributed to The Mythology of Venus , an international collaboration edited by Helen Benigni and featuring a foreword by Morgan Llywelyn My latest work of non fiction is called Mythical Ireland New Light on the Ancient Past.My first work of fiction was a novella, Land of the Ever Living Ones My second work of fiction is a short novel called The Cry of the Sebac I am the former Editor of the Drogheda Leader newspaper and was also Editor of the Dundalk Democrat newspaper I currently work as a sub editor and graphic designer for the Irish Farmers Journal and The Irish Field newspapers.



Comments Mythical Ireland: New Light on the Ancient Past

  • Courtneyaweber

    Absolutely gorgeous. A perfect merging of ancient myth and contemporary reflection. Murphy hands us his heart through these pages and I want to hand mine right back. Well done.


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