Including works from Welsh, Irish and Scottish Gaelic, Cornish, Breton and Manx, this Miscellany offers a rich blend of poetry and prose from the eighth to the nineteenth century and provides a unique insight into the minds and literature of the Celtic people. It is a literature dominated by a deep sense of wonder, wild inventiveness and a profound sense of the uncanny, in which the natural world and the power of the individual spirit are celebrated with astonishing imaginative force.  Arranged by theme: from the hero-tales of Cú Chulainn, Bardic poetry and elegies to the sensitive and intimate writings of early Celtic Christianity.