A guide to the ancient sites and monuments of Britain, with associated legends and theories of origins. Sites include Glastonbury, and the Arthurian and grail legends.
• Why and how did the ancient Britons transport huge bluestones over great distances to form their circles of standing stones?
• What is the truth about leys – the invisible straight lines connecting ancient sacred sites?
• For what purpose were earth mounds raised all over Britain, and why did early Christians build their churches upon them?
The landscapes of Britain and Ireland are covered with ancient sacred sites. Many places have mysteries and legends associated with them. Janet and Colin Bord have created a guide to both the sites and the mythology and folklore of the two lands. Organised thematically, the chapters include standing stones, hill figures and holy wells and many other mysteries, from the Glastonbury Zodiac to the Marshfield Mummers. The wealth of intriguing information renders it essential reading for anyone interested in the history, mythology and magic of these lands.
"…a most beautiful and fascinating book"
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"The most original book for a long time"
"It is a fascinating and beautifully produced book, a kind of science fiction that looks into the past while suggesting some startling research for the future"
Janet and Colin Bord have written numerous books on earth mysteries, including ‘Mysterious Britain’ and ‘The Enchanted Land’, also published by Thorsons.