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Welsh Legends and Myths By Graham Watkins
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A collection of eighty Welsh legends, gathered from across Wales. Previously published in five volumes as ‘Legends and Myths from Wales’. Learn how the Temptress of Cilgerran tricked her... More > husband, the truth of the French invasion, why there is a Prince sleeping in caves deep beneath Carreg Cennen Castle, the secret of Culver Hole and why Twm Shon Cati is known as the Welsh Robin Hood. Discover the story of Dafydd Gam and how he got his name, why the Men of Harlech were so valiant and the reason King Tewdrig wanted to save his kingdom. Learn the incredible story of Merthyr and its Iron Masters. These are just a few of the stories told in these pages. Many of them are based on factual events. Some have mythical roots, but all are entertaining.< Less
The Legend of the Welsh Caves at DeSoto Falls By Janice Price-Gattis
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The Legend of the Welsh Caves at Desoto Falls is very interesting and entertaining. It is a story about a Welsh Prince who is believed by many to have discovered America in 1170, which is over 300... More > years prior to Christopher Columbus. It is not common knowledge to the average American. You will definitely enjoy this story, and find yourself looking for more information about Welsh Prince Madoc. All pictures are in color which enhances the book.< Less
The Legend of the Welsh Caves at DeSoto Falls By Janice Price-Gattis
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The Legend of the Welsh Caves at Desoto Falls is very interesting and entertaining. It is a story about a Welsh Prince who is believed by many to have discovered America in 1170, which is over 300... More > years prior to Christopher Columbus. It is not common knowledge to the average American. You will definitely enjoy this story, and find yourself looking for more information about Welsh Prince Madoc.< Less
Legends of King Arthur Through the Ages By Colin Bradshaw-Jones et al.
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There are more stories about King Arthur than you ever knew. Some of them may even be true. This massive collection spans the centuries of Arthurian legend. We are taken back to the sixth century in... More > ‘A Time Before Tales’ by Colin Bradshaw-Jones. This controversial tale gives one possible explanation for a real Arthur. We are then transported to the medieval ‘Kilhwch and Olwen’ from The Mabinogion, translated by Lady Charlotte Guest. The story can lay claim to be one of the earliest written Arthurian romances in any language. Finally, Sir James Knowles gives us the epic collection which most closely resembles the King Arthur we know today, and which forms the largest portion of the book; ‘And as they prayed, there was seen in the churchyard, set straight before the doorways of the church, a huge square stone having a naked sword stuck in the midst of it. And on the sword was written in letters of gold, "Whoso pulleth out the sword from this stone is born the rightful King of Britain."’< Less
British Goblins By Wirt Sikes
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One of the most beautiful and complete collections of stories, legends, myths, folktales, and traditions to ever emerge from Wales. Compiled by an American—the United States consul for Wales in... More > the late nineteenth century—this volume was the work of several years’ labor. Scouring the hills and valleys of Wales after falling in love with the land, the author wrote down the oral traditions, stories, myths, and legends related to him by the people he met on his travels. The result was a spectacular work, divided up into four sections: “Faerie Realm,” the “Spirit-World,” “Quaint Old Customs,” and “Bells, Wells, Stones, and Dragons.” In this book, the reader will not only learn of the greatest Welsh legends (including King Arthur, Iolo ap Hugh, the Green Lady of Caerphilly), but also of the local fairy stories and even the superstitions of ancient—and not so ancient—Wales. This edition has been completely reset, contains the full text and all the wonderful—and hand restored—illustrations of the original work.< Less
British Goblins By Wirt Sikes
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One of the most beautiful and complete collections of stories, legends, myths, folktales, and traditions to ever emerge from Wales. Compiled by an American—the United States consul for Wales in... More > the late nineteenth century—this volume was the work of several years’ labor. Scouring the hills and valleys of Wales after falling in love with the land, the author wrote down the oral traditions, stories, myths, and legends related to him by the people he met on his travels. The result was a spectacular work, divided up into four sections: “Faerie Realm,” the “Spirit-World,” “Quaint Old Customs,” and “Bells, Wells, Stones, and Dragons.” In this book, the reader will not only learn of the greatest Welsh legends (including King Arthur, Iolo ap Hugh, the Green Lady of Caerphilly), but also of the local fairy stories and even the superstitions of ancient—and not so ancient—Wales. This edition has been completely reset, contains the full text and all the wonderful—and hand restored—illustrations of the original work.< Less
The Mabinogion By Anonymous
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This edition features a modern bibliography to help today's student of the text. The term "Mabinogion" was invented by Lady Charlotte Guest in the 19th century and refers to her collection... More > of eleven prose narratives taken from a variety of medieval Welsh manuscripts. The Welsh prose tales were written down in the Middle Ages but are tales that retell earlier pre-Christian tales of Celtic mythology featuring heroes and Gods such as Rhiannon, Branwen, Pwyll and Lludd. Some of the narratives also feature Arthur and may represent source material for the Arthurian legend that is earlier than Geoffrey of Monmouth or Chretien de Troyes.< Less
Bulfinch's Mythology By Thomas Bulfinch
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Explore the mythology behind books like those in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series with the ultimate guide to myths and legends! Discover the original stories of Perseus, Hercules, Pegasus,... More > the Oracles, the Labyrinth, and the Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, and demigods. Includes Arthurian, Asian, Nordic, and French myths and legends.< Less
Fy Ngwlad - My Country: A Cycle of Six Symphonic Poems By Dafydd Bullock
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Fy Ngwlad: My Country .... Six Symphonic Poems: Meinir, Climeri, Dolbadarn, Y Chwarel, Owain Glyndwr and Talaith, celebrating, evoking or lamenting Welsh history, landscape and legend. Each work is... More > available seperately. Please contact me directly regarding parts.< Less
Fy Ngwlad - My Country: A Cycle of Six Symphonic Poems By Dafydd Bullock
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Fy Ngwlad: My Country .... Six Symphonic Poems: Meinir, Climeri, Dolbadarn, Y Chwarel, Owain Glyndwr and Talaith, celebrating, evoking or lamenting Welsh history, landscape and legend. Each work is... More > available seperately. Please contact me directly regarding parts.< Less