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Welsh Legends and Myths: 80 Myths and Legends from across Wales [Kindle Edition]

Graham Watkins
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A best selling mythology collection of eighty Welsh Legends and Myths gathered from across Wales. This compendium of Welsh tales is filled with traditional myths, Welsh fables, fairy tales and real stories that continue the tradition of Celtic story telling.

The legends of the Lady of the Lake and King Arthur's legend are centuries old, others like the legend of Gelert are more recent inventions. In this monster myths and legends book you will discover...

  • Why a prince is sleeping in the caves deep beneath Carreg Cennen Castle high in the Black Mountains, waiting for a clarion call to arms.
  • The sad story of Prince Llewelyn's faithful hound Gelert and why a town is named after the dutiful dog.
  • Twm Sion Cati's adventures as he fooled the people of Llandovery and why some call him the Welsh 'Robin Hood.'
  • The legend of King Arthur's death on Mount Snowdon and the true fate of his sword Excalibur.
  • Why Dwynwen, the patron saint of lovers, lives on a beautiful island off the coast of Anglesey.
  • Why a lonely shepherd was turned to stone and stands watch on the mountain for the rest of time. According to legend, only returning to his human form once a year.
  • Wales with its rugged mountains, beautiful waterfalls, mysterious lakes and magical castles is a land of mystery, folklore and legend. These are just some of the Welsh legends and myths you will find in these pages but there's more...

  • Dafydd Gam, the cross eyed archer who saved a king's life. His legend is remembered in Shakespeare's Henry V. The truth behind his tale is here.
  • Learn the legend of Owain and the Gwiber, an evil giant snake-like beast with wings, its body covered in putrid slime.
  • Why the Men of Harlech are immortalised in a legendary song.
  • The Lost Land of Wales, a story of desire, drunkenness and disaster.
  • How the Welshman Prince Madoc and his followers discovered America.
  • The mythical tale of the Tylwyth Teg (The Fairies) of Pentrefoelas, one of the oldest Welsh fairy tales, a Welsh fable of love and desertion.
  • Why no bird ever flies over Llyn Idwal.
  • How King Tewdrig returned to save his kingdom.
  • And why St. Seiriol the Fair had a chalk white face.

    From before the time of the Mabinogion and the 12th Century Black Book of Carmarthen welsh folk have passed dark winter nights in front of roaring fires and entertained each other with mythical stories. Like other Celtic folklore many of the myths and legends are based on factual events. Others have mythical roots but all are entertaining.

    Scroll up, download this eBook of myths and legends today and delight in eighty enjoyable stories from Wales.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1886 KB
    • Print Length: 294 pages
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00723672S
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #22,168 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Hi. I'm Graham Watkins and I have several years researching Welsh legends and myths. It has been a wonderful project and great fun as I explored rugged mountains, mysterious castles, enchanting waterfalls and golden beaches to discover the tales that have been handed down from generation to generation. Wales is a land of mystery and being a Celtic race the Welsh are fantastic story tellers.
    That's how I started writing. Today, I am a novelist, hobby farmer and explorer. It's all been great fun and the story isn't over yet. Checkout my website,, for the latest news and details of free books which I love to give away. Right now I'm giving away 'The Iron Masters - Volume 1 For the Love of Eira' and 'Legends and Myth from North Wales' containing a collection of sixteen legends and myths from Wales. I know you'll enjoy them and come back for more.

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    5.0 out of 5 stars Welsh Legends and Myths 7 Aug. 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Very informative. Really enjoyed reading the legends about the areas am so familiar with. Had a vague idea about a few of the legends but was so interesting to read the full stories. Some fascinating myths and legends that were a pleasure to read. Interesting book and would make an excellent gift.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars magical 7 Oct. 2012
    By pam
    Format:Kindle Edition
    If you live in, or are planning to visit Wales then Graham Watkins book is a must have - it makes walks in the forests and moors into something quite magical - and is a great way to tell the old myths and mysteries to children - of all ages! I live in Wales and hadn't heard of all of them - great to have these old tales brought into a modern format for all to enjoy.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Angela 8 Aug. 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Extremely well researched and written,Graham Watkins brings these wonderful welsh legends to life in this enjoyable book.
    Ideal as a companion for great welsh holidays,as a gift for anyone interested in Wales or folk history and for everyone who enjoys a good read!Keep then coming Graham!
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars WelshLegends and Myths 29 Sept. 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition
    We found this book very interesting & informative,lots of little tales which could easily be forgotten as time passes,Wales is a very beautiful place well worth visiting & we have spent some happy times of Kindle edition from Amazon.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely stories 1 Sept. 2012
    By David
    Format:Kindle Edition
    It is not necessary to be familiar with the Welsh countryside to enjoy the stories in this book. If you enjoy myths and legends you will certainly enjoy these stories.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book 8 Aug. 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I stumbled across this book from a recommendation of a friend who had just had the pleasure of spending some time in Wales and exploring the beautiful countryside. I too decided to go to Wales to explore and set foot outside of our vast country to delve into a quainter world, well this book did not let me down. Wonderful, I actually re-read the book on my flight back to the USA and imagined being there again, exploring the areas through Graham Watkins world which became mine, thank you. Wonderful memories and a fantastic read and re-read, thats the sign of a great author.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars A Lot of Old Tales 9 Aug. 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    All traditional tales have their variations in the telling over the years so it is not surprising that some of the authors versions vary from the ones I know. Well done for bring these stories to a new audience.
    There are a few mistakes and typos and a few factual errors. KENTCHURCH is in Herefordshire not Kent and a very short walk from Monmouthshire . I am ending here as I am so fed up with this machine changing words I am writing to ridiculous alternatives.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Steve review 30 Aug. 2012
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    Welsh Legends and Myths is an interesting collection of short stories drawn from across Wales. At last I know why Llyn Glaslyn, the lake at the foot of Snowdon, is green; coloured as it was by the copper hilt in King Arthur's sword, Excalibur. If the legend is true and Arthur fell mortally wounded at the Pass of Arrows, then he must have been a Welshman! An entertaining read which I thoroughly enjoyed. "


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