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Celtic Tomes:                     Readings from Bygone Books

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

Who was J. A. MacCulloch?

Oct 9, 2019

John Arnott MacCulloch, a Scotsman, was born in 1868 and died in 1950. He was one of Scotland's most famous Celtic Scholars and folklore researchers and he published The Religion of the Ancient Celts in 1911 and his lengthier The Mythology of All Races (in thirteen volumes, published in 1918). 

According to Chebucto...

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...

Blog Post: Who was Wirt Sikes?

May 20, 2017

Who was Wirt Sikes?

Wirt Sikes is best known today for his British Goblins book. His full name was William Wirt Sikes, born on November 23rd 1836 and who died on August 18th 1883. He was an American journalist and writer, perhaps best known today for his writings on Welsh folklore and customs.

British Golbins

British Goblins on Abe...

Blog Post: Launch Time

May 9, 2017

So, we've decided to launch a new podcast called Celtic Tomes. You may have seen our Libsyn page,  our Facebook page or even our Blogger page, and wondered what it was all about?

If like us, you have seen all those wonderful books that were once published about Celtic Mythology, Folklore, or the Fairies and wished that...