Charles Squire’s introduction to the mythical and legendary traditions of
the Gaelic and British Celts retells famous mythological stories associated
with important figures of Celtic tradition such as the Irish heroes Cuchulain
and Finn macCool and the characters from the Welsh Mabinogion, and the adventures
of King Arthur. These tales influenced writers of poetry and fantasy literature
such as W.B Yeats, Lord Dunsany and J.R.R. Tolkien. Today, amidst yet another
revival of interest in Celtic myth and legend, readers are again drawing inspiration
from Celtic narratives.