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CELTS AND THEIR MARITIME MYTHS

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Date:
March 22
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Cape Cod Maritime Museum
135 South St.
Hyannis, Ma., United States
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CELTS AND THEIR MARITIME MYTHS

with Joseph Nagy, Professor of Irish Studies at Harvard University

Friday, March 22

5:00pm – 6:00pm

The Celts of ancient Europe, especially those who ended up in Britain and Ireland, brought with them their age-old fascination with bodies of water and extended it to the sea as they encountered and in some cases came to depend on it.  Medieval Irish and Welsh literature both reflect the lore of the sea that developed among the Celts of Northwestern Europe during the pre-Christian era and that adapted itself to the Christian era, as we can see, for example, in the Irish legends about St Brendan and his voyages, and in the stories about tragically “sunken cities” that circulated among British Celts (including the people of Brittany) until recent times.

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