Fuck Yeah Celtic Mythology

Jul 09 2012

Pages from the Book of Kells, (Irish: Leabhar Cheanannais), an illuminated manuscript created by Celtic monks around 800 AD. Its name is derived from the Abbey of Kells in County Meath, Ireland, where it was kept until the 1650s. It’s origins are widely debated, with theories stating that it may have originated at Iona Abbey in Scotland, Lindisfarne in Northern England, an unknown monastery in Northern Scotland, or at the Abbey of Kells. 

The manuscript is written in Latin, and contains the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and part of the Gospel of John. It also contains a fragmentary list of Hebrew names, Gospel summaries, short biographies of the Evangelists, and Euesbian canon tables. 

The book is famous for its decoration, which includes full-page miniatures, smaller illustrations, and intricate initials. 

(Source: sacred-texts.com)

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