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Have you ever wondered what lies in the history of Ireland's past? What they believed and the epic legends they created. In this guide, I introduce you to the four cycles of gods from Ireland's past and the mischief they got up to. I look at the legendary Cuchulainn, Morrigan, Dagda, and many more.

©2020 History Nerds (P)2020 History Nerds

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Fascinating Irish Mythology potted history

I found ‘Irish Mythology - An Introduction to the Gods’ by the History Nerds to be absolutely fascinating. It is a well put together potted history of Irish Mythology and very easy to understand. Whilst I enjoyed all of it, I was most drawn to the part about Bridget (higher exulted), the Mother Goddess, and how her role evolved and how she even managed to be incorporated into the Roman Catholic Christian religion to become a Saint.

I would say that you need to have a reading age of 12 years and upwards if you are going to physically read the book.

The Audible book is superbly narrated by Jack McArthur and I highly recommend it. It is a sound educational tool not impeded by an individual’s reading ability or for anyone who isn’t a lover of reading. Having said that, for younger listeners I would probably skip over the Introduction chapter entitled ‘Irish Mythology’ and go to the next chapter entitled ‘a. Mythological Cycle’.

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Very good, but incomplete

Very well written, but I'm surprised at some of the stories that were omitted. e.g. Giants causeway and Táin Bó Cúailgne. But what was there was good. A good introduction

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  • Sare
  • 29-01-21

An interesting look at the old Irish gods

This was interesting and really nice to get an insight into the old irish beliefs. I kinda also feel like I understand why Irish culture is the way it is. Loved it. Once again Jack McArthur was brilliant with his narration.

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  • Sara
  • 15-05-20

Not for Children

Irish Mythology was an interesting book. It looked at the history of the Irish gods and evaluated their sources as well as telling the stories of the gods and heroes and kings of those legends. It was a bit hard to follow in audiobook format, unfortunately. This is possibly because many of the names were unfamiliar to me. There was some resemblance to the Greek and Roman god and hero stories, but no clear overlap. It also didn't read like a children's book, although it was advertised that way. There was too much build-up and background to the stories and not enough story. When the stories finally started (maybe 2/3 of the book), they were interesting. I would recommend having some basic knowledge of Irish mythology before reading this.

I received a free copy of the audiobook and have reviewed it willingly.

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  • Carlynne Toomey
  • 21-03-21

Wonderful Irish Mythology Book!

If you like Irish Mythology, you will love this book! It covers all the major details of the Irish mythos and it is an easy read/listen. I have always had an intense interest in Irish Mythology and this book covers it all! It is very much a survey of the gods, rather than a deep in depth look at everything, but I really liked that. It gave me everything I wanted to know, and a bit more, and it was easily digested. Some mythology books can be so boring and dull and this is definitely NOT one of those. I highly recommend it for anyone that enjoys history and/or just wants to brush up on their Irish mythology knowledge.

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  • Mary Karowski
  • 06-11-20

A good overview of Irish mythology in general

I love mythology. Irish mythology is an area I don’t come across often so this was a great brief overview of the 4 cycles of Irish mythology, the important players, a few of the actual myths and legends and even included how some of the characters rom these myths and legends are included in popular culture of today via books, movies, etc. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher