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
needed each time 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 surrounded by a 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 #Brill Love it rly what an iconic medieval text Love the bit about the monks and the #Love it rly what an iconic medieval text Love the bit about the monks and the Brendan is such a hilarious guy Have written 3 essays about this now 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 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 Written in the ninth century it s the story of a fourth century saint and his companions in searc. Dani Abbatis written in Ireland as early as 800 While the routes of St Brendan's journeys remain a subject of controversy th. ,And Needed Each Time
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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 Notif ou are not with the symbology ou may feel that much of what happens is arbitrary Very allegorical this "book is the story of Saint Brendan s voyage to the Land of Promise of the Saints "is the story of Saint Brendan s voyage to the Land of Promise of the Saints have chosen to believe it is a story of Saint Brendan s voyage to North America which has often been called a land of promise by those who have found their way to it s shores #I wonder what he would have written had he seen the land as #wonder what he would have written had he seen the land as is today This is a beautiful translation of the text and a great story to read 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 ou let the wind god carry The Piper in the Wind 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 whenou travel the Atlantic Ocean for seven The Proposal yearsou have to be extremely unlucky not to set foot on American soil 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 Prey 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 century navigator Saint Brendan In 1976 a British explorer Tim Severin constructed a boat in the fashion of early Irish vessels and embarked upon aear long journey his goal to determine the historical veracity of Saint Brendan. A translation from the Latin of one of the most famous and enduring stories of western Christendom the Navigatio Sancti Bren.