Studia Hibernica

Corieltauvian ‘boar horse’ coin iconography as a precursor of medieval Celtic boar myths

Studia Hibernica (2020), 46, (1), 27–39.

Abstract

This article suggests that an iconographic design found on early instances of a series of Iron Age British coins may foreshadow medieval Celtic myths about fantastic boar. Parallels are drawn with traditions about Balar’s boar, Cú Chulainn and Formáel’s boar, and with the Welsh episode of Menw and Twrch Trwyth.

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PETTIT, EDWARD