Some Celtic otherworld motifs in Brendan’s Voyage to Paradise

J S Mackley

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In Brendan’s Voyage to Paradise, there are scenes which suggest a translation from the natural world to the supernatural realms. These scenes have corresponding elements in Irish Voyage Tales. The scenes in the Voyage of Brendan include the Celebration of the Feast of St Peter and St Paul, the celebration of Easter on the back of Jasconius, the Crystal Pillar and the mist barrier that surrounds Paradise. Despite the Navigatio of Brendan’s message of Christian salvation, the pagan heritage of these texts is still evident
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2010
EventInternational Medieval Congress (IMC) 2010 - University of Leeds
Duration: 12 Jul 2010 → …


ConferenceInternational Medieval Congress (IMC) 2010
Period12/07/10 → …
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