By Manuel Velasco
“Una obra que introduce en una larga y desconocida historia de siglos a través de personajes tan conocidos en el imaginario renowned como Viriato, Vercingetórix o Boudicca y hechos que han provocado l. a. admiración de l. a. historia como l. a. heroica resistencia de l. a. ciudad de Numancia o el saqueo de Roma.”
(Revista electronic Esfinge)
“Breve Historia de los Celtas, rubricado por Manuel Velasco y publicado por Nowtilus es un trabajo que le ayudará a conocer l. a. asombrosa variedad de una nación que se extendió por toda Europa, desde Grecia hasta España, e hizo del mestizaje su bandera.” (Web Biblioteca Manuel Velasco).
Conocer a los celtas es conocer una parte de aquello que nos hace europeos.
El libro nos introduce en los angeles cultura, los héroes, los ritos, los angeles mitología y l. a. vida cotidiana, de un pueblo que se extendió por Austria, Suiza, Francia, Bélgica, España, Reino Unido y, por supuesto, Irlanda.
Dividido en tres partes, Manuel Velasco nos narra en los angeles primera l. a. historia de su legendaria resistencia a los angeles conquista romana, a través de tres figuras fundamentales: el hispano-luso Viriato, el galo Vercingetórix, y l. a. británica Boudicca, reina guerrera que arrasó los angeles ciudad de Londinum (Londres); completa este apartado una completa descripción de los angeles vida cotidiana de los celtas en Irlanda. los angeles segunda se ocupa de l. a. religión y l. a. mitología, el paso primary de una mitología arcana y politeísta, a un cristianismo impulsado por San Patricio. En los angeles tercera se incluye una valiosísima información complementaria sobre el idioma y los angeles escritura, los nombres celtas y los lugares emblemáticos de esta cultura (finisterres).
Razones para comprar el libro:
• Conocer una cultura que determina los angeles identidad europea.
• Incluye un completo glosario de deidades y varias fábulas celtas.
• los angeles tremenda actualidad de l. a. cultura celta en música, literatura y cine.
• El éxito de ventas de libro.
Fundamental para todos aquellos interesados en misterios como Stonhenge, Carnac o las tradiciones mágicas de los druidas, pero también para aquellos que quieran recrear los angeles vida cotidiana y los ritos de un pueblo que está en l. a. base de autores tan dispares y populares como Goscinny y Uderzo, y J.R.R. Tolkien.
Un libro de gran aceptación ya que va por su tercera edición en libro impreso.
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When a warrior is killed in war, he becomes a ‘ritual substitute’ who dies for Ares by becoming identical to the war god at the moment of death; then, after death, the warrior is eligible to become a cult hero who serves as a sacralized ‘attendant’ of the war god (BA [= Nagy 1979] 17§§5–6). As an epic warrior, Achilles is a therap¯on ‘ritual substitute’ for Ares by virtue of becoming identical to the war god at the moment of death. In the Iliad, however, this relationship between Achilles and Ares is expressed only by way of an intermediary, who is Patroklos.
The same federal space is mentioned in Song 17 of Sappho (also T 59), where the woman who is the main speaker is represented as praying to the goddess Hera: as this speaker says, it was tuide ‘here’ (line 7) at this federal space that the heroes Agamemnon and Menelaos made a stop after their destruction of Troy; and it was here, the speaker continues, that these Achaean heroes prayed to Zeus and Hera and Dionysus (lines 9–10), asking the gods to reveal to them the best way to sail back home. There is a related reference in Odyssey 3, where the story is told how Menelaos (but not Agamemnon) and his men joined Nestor and Diomedes in Lesbos (line 169) after the destruction of Troy in order to consult an unnamed god about the best way to sail back home (lines 173–4).
Despite such hopeful projections of divine identity, the gap between the divine and the human can lead to bittersweet feelings of sadness. Such is the theme of a song of Sappho (F 168B) that pictures the Moon, personified as the local Aeolic goddess Selanna (Ionic Sel¯en¯e), at the moment when it sets beneath the horizon: the goddess is now on her way to meet the beautiful hero Endymion in his secret lair, and there she will sleep with him.