Wonderful introduction to Celtic Culture and the Celtic cultural imaginary or world-view. As well as covering the Cycles (Brinley) of the Celtic Tradition and the various thematic types of story (births, adventures, elopements, etc.) the Rees brothers offer an excellent introduction into the world view, or cultural imaginary of the Celtic World drawing on thinking from comparative studies of religion, mythology and anthropology.
Bard Recommended Reading List
Very readable introduction to the Irish Myths. Strong on the culturally familiar myths, such as the Ulster, Fenian and Saints. The Mythological Cycle Stories cover the Children of Lir, Voyage of Bran, Tuatha de Dannan. The early Lebor Gabála Book of Invasions stories are missing and the King Cycle Stories.