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Celtic Tomes:                     Readings from Bygone Books

Gary & Ruth bring you readings from the Classic Books of Celtic Lore and Study

Sep 15, 2019

The Religion of the Ancient Celts (1911)

The Preface


J. A. MacCulloch

A broad overview of all fields of Celtic mythology which aims to identify the core beliefs of the ancient Celtic religion.

A Druid

A Druid


Names Used in this Section

M. Gaidoz

M. Bertrand

D'Arbois de Jubainville

Dr. Windisch

Dr. Stokes

Sir John Rhŷs

Religion of the Ancient Celts

Jan 4, 2019


The votes are in and have been counted and by an overwhelming majority, our next book will be Religion of the Ancient Celts by J. A. MacCulloch. 

This book is one of the best scholarly treatments of the ancient Celtic religion. Written early in the 20th Century, Religion of the Ancient Celts includes extensive...

Another Writer's Journey

Dec 12, 2018


Please accept my apologies for writing about myself. I generally try and avoid this as I feel I am nowhere near as important as the stories I tell (and those that we tell as far as the Celtic Myth Podshow is concerned). That having been said, let's plunge on in!

When I moved from Primary School to Secondary school...

Mar 15, 2018

Intermission and Book Choice Show - CT034

Next Book for Celtic Tomes

We announce that Celtic Tomes is taking a small break while we move house and offer you five amazing books to choose from. Have a listen and decide which book we will read for you when we return after the house move! You can make your choice by...

Jan 10, 2018

Baleful Storm Spirits

British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881)

Book 4 Chapter 5


Wirt Sikes

Baleful Storm Spirits, is all about the spirits of thunder and lightning, hidden treasure and the dragons of Wales. Sikes tells us the story of the Red Lady of Paviland caves and the...