Snowdonia Folk Tales
North-west Wales – Old Gwynedd – is one of the most mythic parts of Britain and has some stories whose roots go back more than 2,000 years. Some, like ‘Blodeuwedd, the Woman of Flowers’, feature in the Mabinogion. Others like the story of ‘Merlin and the Dragons’ were written by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the first bestseller of all time (after the Bible), the History of the Kings of Britain. Eric Maddern retells these ancient classics in a fresh, contemporary style. He also includes lesser-known tales from Ynys Môn (the island known as Mâm Cymru, ‘Mother of Wales’), once the heartland of the Druids (like ‘The Story of the Druid Prince’) and the majestic mountains of Snowdonia (Marged Ferch Ifan, ‘the Welsh Amazon’).
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