Celtic Sea Stories brings together myths and legends from the past, which the author has collected throughout his lifetime, along with others written specifically for the collection, to provide an enchanting vision of Scottish life by the sea. From kings and fairies to mermaids and witches every tale explores a different aspect of a forgotten way of life. Celtic Sea Stories allows readers to share in the storytelling experience again and again, while learning about Scottish history and culture.
|Title||Celtic Sea Stories|
|Author||George W. Macpherson|
|Author Bio||GEORGE W. MACPHERSON is from Skye and has collected traditional stories from the age of three. He has become one the best known traditional storytellers in Scotland. He has been previously published in several magazines and has appeared on TV and radio in the UK (BBC, STV, BSkyB), Australia, Germany (GDR), US History Channel, Japanese television, and has performed and lectured for many prestigious venues and institutions, including: Yale University and the Edinburgh Festival (first ever Scottish storyteller). In 1997/8 he provided the story that opened the Commonwealth Heads of State Convention in Edinburgh. He also appears at the Skye Storytelling Festival and is an annual participant in the Edinburgh Storytelling Festival.|
|Back Cover Text||Deep, deep down in the depths of the great sea, where peace dwelled and the dark green gloom was pierced by no shaft of light from the world above, lived a race of people who had their own world and culture and way of life, which paralleled that of the land yet was not of it.
These are stories of the people of the sea, their descendants on the land, and the magic of the waters. They tell of adventures and encounters with magic: here we find a terrible sea-serpent, the white cow of the sea, and an array of heroic fishermen, capricious witches, foundling mermaids and warrior women.
In all these stories the poetry and music of the sea blends with history and myth to create a delightful collection of tales.
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