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Celtic Tomes:                     Readings from Bygone Books

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

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 you had the time to read them, then you will understand why we wanted to make a podcast to help us read these books.

Audiobooks with Benefits

A podcast is a wee bit more than just an Audiobook though. You can talk to the Readers in the Comments below each Chapter, tell us about your own research on Facebook, comment on Blogger or even send us a Tweet using our @CelticMythShow account.

You should also find that the books we bring you in the Celtic Tomes podcast compliment the Stories that you will find in our sister podcast, the Celtic Myth Podshow.

British Goblins

We are going to be starting with a classic book about Welsh Fairy lore by Wirt Sikes. In 1881, he published British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions.

British Goblins is a comprehensive exposition of ghosts, fairies, dragons, superstitions and supernatural folklore drawn from the Welsh traditions, 'British Goblins' is packed with information on fairy mythology.

From the Preface:

"In a certain sense Wales may be spoken of as the cradle of fairy legend. It is not now disputed that from the Welsh were borrowed many of the first subjects of composition in the literature of all the cultivated peoples of Europe.

"In the ground it covers, while this volume deals especially with Wales, and still more especially with South Wales, where there appear to have been human dwellers long before North Wales was peopled, it also includes the border counties, notably Monmouthshire. Illustrated. Contents: The Realm of Fairy; The Spirit World; Quaint Old Customs; Bells, Wells, Stones and Wagons."

We hope you enjoy the upcoming Chapters!