Sagas and Legends
The Celtic Twilight
William Butler Yeats
This etext corresponds to the second (1902) expanded edition of
the Celtic Twilight.
This is one of the best-known collections of Yeats' prose; in it
he explores the longstanding connection between the people of
Ireland and the inhabitants of the land of Fairy.
Yeats, who had profound mystic and visionary beliefs, writes
with conviction of the reality of Fairies, both in his own
experience, and in the everyday life of the Irish.
This relatively short work serves as a way for readers
to discover Yeats' powerful
wordcraft and get an overview of celtic Fairy lore.
This etext, created at sacred-texts in 2001, was revised in
January 2004 from an original copy of the 1902 edition,
to include page numbers and correspond
more closely to the formatting of the original, and to correct a few
The Project Gutenberg version of Celtic Twilight is based on the
The Hosting Of The Sidhe
A Teller Of Tales
Belief And Unbelief
'Dust Hath Closed Helen's Eye'
A Knight Of The Sheep
An Enduring Heart
Happy And Unhappy Theologians
The Last Gleeman
Regina, Regina Pigmeorum, Veni
'And Fair, Fierce Women'
Aristotle Of The Books
The Swine Of The Gods
The Untiring Ones
Earth, Fire And Water
The Old Town
The Man And His Boots
The Three O'Byrnes And The Evil Faeries
Drumcliff And Rosses
The Thick Skull Of The Fortunate
The Religion Of A Sailor
Concerning The Nearness Together Of Heaven, Earth, And Purgatory
The Eaters Of Precious Stones
Our Lady Of The Hills
The Golden Age
A Remonstrance with Scotsmen for Having Soured the Disposition of Their Ghosts and Faeries
The Queen And The Fool
The Friends Of The People Of Faery
Dreams That Have No Moral
By The Roadside
Into The Twilight