Nded by web of unknown material a fiery island of hairy blacksmiths who try to attack them and much This book is outrageous adventurous elegant and brief Super coolThis edition also has reproductions of some wood block prints corresponding to the story A worthy prize in total This was better than I expected given its a travel narrative of a noble Irish monk in the 12th Century A very insightful read on faith heaven hell as well as right wrong morals Additionally the supplementary information provided and the effort of its translation made for a comprehensible reading Very readable though for a modern reader the lack of causal connection between plot elements and the lack of personal growth may be less than optimal They sail off and see island after island in no particular order one after the other It s one thing that made me consider that this actually happened as it would happen this way if you let the wind god carry you through a voyage of discovery Though other elements like talking birds and fire breathing sea monsters can t have been real After having read the ending I can imagine that some people say the Promised Land is America as it is the land that is predicted to be rediscovered *after the Christians become prosecuted Interesting prediction in the Middle ages Also when you travel *the Christians become prosecuted Interesting prediction in the Middle ages Also when you travel Atlantic Ocean for seven years you have to be extremely unlucky not to set foot on American soil Brill Love it rly what an iconic medieval text Love the bit about the monks and the sheep Brendan is such a hilarious guy Have written 3 essays about this now Written in the ninth century it s the story of a fourth century saint and his companions in search of the Promised Land of the Saints Belonging to the genre of immram the navigation tales of the Irish this legend highlights the struggles of the company in the physical and spiritual level and would likely respond to the medieval notions of life as pilgrimage It s very interesting in the rediscovery of Irish literature I proposed myself to do this year and I hope to read like this soo. E tale itself is of great interest a strongly integrated text which derives from several centuries of Irish literary traditi.
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Fascinating with lovely imagery but do not expect a contemporary conception of narrative The imagery and events are highly symbolic and if you are not familiar with the symbology you may feel that much of what happens is arbitrary Fun fantastical and somewhat didactic at times The Voyage of Saint Brendan combines a uniue blend of monastic pilgrimage supernatural voyage spirituality asceticism and adventure Just as fascinating is the journey and re imagining this tale has taken over the years For starters In 1950 C S Lewis penned the third of a seven book series for children a book that from its conception reflects
THE VOYAGES OF A SIXTH CENTURYvoyages of a sixth century Saint Brendan In 1976 a British explorer Tim Severin constructed a boat in the fashion of early Irish vessels and embarked upon a year long journey *His Goal To Determine The Historical Veracity *goal to determine the historical veracity Saint Brendan s voyages In 2011 an American author ND Wilson published a juvenile fantasy series centering on a brother and sister initiated into an ancient society of explorers the Order of Brendan all seeds from the original Brendan story And as ND Wilson has said In the ground the best seed is never wasted Perhaps it could also be said that in the heart the best story is never wasted What is born from that seed those roots and shoots and budding trees is worthy to be remembered In succeeding generations worthy to be reimagined and refashioned blossoming into something new and needed each time Good translation of a Celtic epic poem though some seemingly fantastical parts modern archeology shows that this trip could have happened making Saint Brendan and his crew some of the first Europeans to visit North America Worth the time check it out The story of St Brendan s journey to the Promised Land is one of the Middle Age s great tales of heroic voyaging The Irish abbot and his brethren launch their little leather boat into the North Atlantic hoping to bump into an earthly paradise somewhere to the west In the course of their seven year pilgrimage they discover enchanted islands cel. A translation from the Latin of one of the most famous and enduring stories of western Christendom the Navigatio Sancti Bren. Ebrate Easter on the back of a sea beast SAIL AROUND A CRYSTAL PILLAR THAT ASCENDS ALMOST TO around a crystal pillar that ascends almost to barely escape the reek of Hell and its fire chucking inhabitants and finally arrive at the
isle of the blessed Saints Wondrous miracles attend them along the way and everyone comes home withof the blessed Saints Wondrous miracles attend them along the way and everyone comes home with tunic smelling just like heavenThe Voyage of Saint Brendan takes plenty of cues from its classical predecessors the Odyssey and the Aeneid but hints of the pagan world are heavily overlaid by the stern ideals of medieval Irish monasticism unflinching obedience devotion to the Divine Office fasting prostrations and great physical endurance There s a pretty strong scent of Christian allegory here too though it will take a nose finer than mine to *FOLLOW IT TO ANYTHING FRUITFULBRENDAN S *it to anything fruitfulBrendan s which found their way into most western European languages were enormously popular during the Middle Ages John J O Meara s translation of the Latin version Navigatio Sancti Brendani Abbatis AD 850 will entertain modern readers as well And if in your bibliographic wanderings you are fortunate to find the hardback limited edition you re in for a treat This is a precious book printed in three colours on grey green laid paper its text set in Eric Gill s Pilgrim and Viktor Hammer s Uncial and nicely illustrated with woodcut reproductions from Sankt Brandans Seefahrt 1476 Augsburg It s an elegant uick read Very allegorical this book is the story of Saint Brendan s voyage to the Land of Promise of the Saints Many have chosen to believe it is a story of Saint Brendan s voyage to North America which has A religious nut and his buddies pack themselves into a glorified canoe and throw themselves at the mercy of the Atlantic ocean and God On the way they encounter some fantastical things like Jasconius the friendly whale who is so massive that they beach on him and mistake him for an island the Island of Birds who speak and sing hymns fish who are eager to listen to mass Judas trapped on a rock at sea a gigantic crystal pillar reaching into the sky and surrou. Dani Abbatis written in Ireland as early as 800 While the routes of St Brendan's journeys remain a subject of controversy th. ,