The Voyage of Bran, Son of Febal, to the Land of the Living : an Old Irish Saga, with an essay upon the Irish vision of the happy otherworld and the Celtic doctrine of rebirth (2 vols)

The Voyage of Bran Son of Febal to the Land of the Living an Old Irish Saga with an essay upon the Irish vision of the happy otherworld and the Celtic doctrine of rebirth vols This is Kuno Meyer s translation of the old Irish saga the Voyage of Bran In this magical odyssey to the limits of reality Bran takes a characteristically time dilated journey to a distant isle of l

  • Title: The Voyage of Bran, Son of Febal, to the Land of the Living : an Old Irish Saga, with an essay upon the Irish vision of the happy otherworld and the Celtic doctrine of rebirth (2 vols)
  • Author: Kuno Meyer
  • ISBN: 9781897853207
  • Page: 325
  • Format: None
  • This is Kuno Meyer s translation of the old Irish saga, the Voyage of Bran In this magical odyssey to the limits of reality, Bran takes a characteristically time dilated journey to a distant isle of luxury On return, he learns that ages have passed and he and his expedition have already passed into myth He can never again touch the soil of his homeland and sails off agaThis is Kuno Meyer s translation of the old Irish saga, the Voyage of Bran In this magical odyssey to the limits of reality, Bran takes a characteristically time dilated journey to a distant isle of luxury On return, he learns that ages have passed and he and his expedition have already passed into myth He can never again touch the soil of his homeland and sails off again The appendices contain extracts from other Irish texts about Mongan, who is mentioned in the Bran saga, the son of Manannan mac Lir, the Celtic sea god This is of interest because of the descriptions of the training of bards, and lore of human visits to the S dhe, the fairies.About Author Kuno Meyer 20 December 1858 11 October 1919 was a German scholar, distinguished in the field of Celtic philology and literature His pro German stance at the start of World War I while traveling in the United States was a source of controversy.

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    1. I'd never heard this tale until I came across an online version of this public domain book. Kuno Meyer is presumably attempting to translate as literally as possible, and consequently, the whimsical, rhyming, nature of the original gaelic text is lost. The fault belongs to no one other than the passage of time, but a lot of the words used within the text are fairly difficult to understand. I'm pretty thankful the book was available online, as in many instances, I found myself having to google wo [...]

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