>I guess because there were a lot of similarities within various culture to
>represent their beliefs such as life, death, fertility and reincarnation
>(That is only my guess - not directly sourced from anywhere - so open to
Joseph Campbell "The Masks of God" (4 vols.) is great on this stuff - see
vol. 1 especially on the really early things.
Robert Graves "The White Goddess" has lots of Celtic references in this area
Both are classics & worth reading just for themselves, never mind their
specific usefulness in the area we are talking about here.
- Publishers, dates, ISBNs etc etc tomorrow for any who are interested.
I'd like to hear about other Mythology/ Symbolism stuff of this kind -
titles & authors & ISBNs + an idea of price would be good too
Stiofa/n mac Amhalgaidh "maqqi"
"United we're grand, divided we're small..."