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A companion to the folklore, myths & customs of Britain

Marc Alexander

A companion to the folklore, myths & customs of Britain

by Marc Alexander

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Published by Sutton Pub. in Stroud .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Folklore -- Great Britain -- Encyclopedias.,
  • Mythology, British -- Encyclopedias.,
  • Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- Encyclopedias.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesCompanion to the folklore, myths, and customs of Britain, Folklore, myths & customs of Britain, Sutton companion to British folklore, myths & legends
    StatementMarc Alexander.
    GenreEncyclopedias.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGR141 .A385 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 356 p. :
    Number of Pages356
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22693028M
    ISBN 100750939206
    ISBN 109780750939201
    LC Control Number2008431821

      Exploring the World's Creation Myths Liane Hansen speaks with David Leeming, author of the just-published Oxford Companion to World discusses the role of myths in culture . One Christmas I received a book from a friend. This friend is a writer, himself. He also knows how I love the myths and legends of my county and country, so A Companion to the Folklore, Myths and Customs of Britain by Marc Alexander was a win, both in the buying and the receiving.. Go forward a few years and it happened that late on Boxing Day, full of food and having given up on Christmas TV.

      English folklore is among the most well-known in the world: From King Arthur to garden gnomes, it has shaped the folk culture of English-speaking countries around the world and inspired globally successful works of literature like Harry Potter. There is another side to English folklore, though. A darker side, full of unexplained mysteries and.   For centuries the myths and legends of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England have carried down through stories told around firesides, in halls, and finally transcribed and adapted in .

      The ‘Thirteen Treasures of Britain’ are a group of magical items found in late medieval Welsh tradition. These precious relics are mentioned in 15 th and 16 th century manuscripts, such as the Welsh Arthurian tale of ‘Culhwch and Olwen’. A Companion to American Literature and Culture. Paul Lauter. 26 Apr Hardback. US$ Add to basket Fragments of a Pseudo-Historical Arthur 30 N. J. Higham 3 History and Myth: Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae 44 Helen Fulton 4 The Chronicle Tradition 58 Lister M. Matheson Part II Celtic Origins of the Arthurian.


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Marc Alexander’s The Sutton Companion to British Folklore, Myths & Legends has answered questions that I have had about particular myths and legends for quite a long time. This book covers so many places, people, paranormal, (a little alliteration), definitions, and all other kinds of great information.

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Medieval folklore: a guide to myths, legends, tales, and customs User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Originally published in two volumes (LJ 9/15/00), this rich compendium has been streamlined to create the first one-volume companion to medieval folklore.

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5/5(1). English folklore consists of the myths and legends of England, including the English region's mythical creatures, traditional recipes, urban legends, and h folklore encompasses the traditional Robin Hood tales, the Brythonic-inspired Arthurian legend, and the more contemporary urban legends and monsters such as the Beast of Bodmin Moor.

Books shelved as myths-legends-and-folklore: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson, The Demigod Files by Rick Riordan, Folkl. The Sutton Companion to the Folklore, Myths and Customs of Britain by Marc Alexander - free mobi epub ebooks download THE Based on a fourteenth-century manuscript known as The Red Book of Hergest, The Mabinogion was the work of Lady Charlotte Guest, published in The Sutton Companion to the Folklore, Myths and Customs of Britain by.

One of the most menacing mythical creatures from the north of England, the Gytrash was said to be a gigantic ghostly dog (sometimes called a Shagfoal when it appeared in the form of a horse or mule) that lead travellers astray. Black Annis (also known as Black Agnes or Black Anna) is a bogeyman figure in English is imagined as a blue-faced hag or witch with iron claws and a taste for human flesh (especially children).

She is said to haunt the countryside of Leicestershire, living in a cave in the Dane Hills with a great oak tree at the entrance. She is said to venture out at night looking for.The Folklore Society (FLS) is a learned society, based in London, devoted to the study of all aspects of folklore and tradition, including: ballads, folktales, fairy tales, myths, legends, traditional song and dance, folk plays, games, seasonal events, calendar customs, childlore and children's folklore, folk arts and crafts, popular belief, folk religion, material culture, vernacular language.Britain's rich and varied folklore, legends and beliefs provide an insight into the island's history.

Every invader, refugee or settler has helped contribute some new element or twist to the complex pattern of our national heritage. This volume provides a comprehensive companion to legends and customs in England, Scotland, Wales.