Antone Minard

Antone Minard, born and raised in San Diego, received his PhD in folklore and mythology from UCLA. His specialty is Celtic languages and literature.

After completing his PhD, he lived for a while in Aberystwyth, Wales, where he was a research fellow at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies and contributed to An Atlas for Celtic Studies: Archaeology and Names in Ancient Europe and Early Medieval Britain and Brittany as well as an encyclopedia called Celtic Culture. Locally, he works with the Centre for Scottish Studies to offer courses in that area, and is planning to offer a Welsh language course through the Vancouver Welsh Society.

Beyond Celtic studies, he has a strong interest in other traditions’ folk narrative (myths, legends and folktales) and folk beliefs—especially superstitions and beliefs about the natural world. He is also a book collector.

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