Merlin and Wales
A Magician's LandscapeBook - 2002
Although King Arthur and Merlin go hand in hand, this study brings Merlin to centre stage, as Michael Dames explores the many elusive traces of this mercurial figure' across western Britain. Merlin is a figure of myth and legend, accorded demi-god status in many parts, and his name manifests itself in many different places and in many different ways. This book asks whether Merlin really existed and examines evidence from folklore, placenames, literature, art and artefacts, from the peaks of Snowdonia to the township of Carmarthen, to a remote island off the northeast tip of Wales. The book is also a guide to the different versions of the Merlin story and that of his sister/lover.
Publisher: London : 2002. Thames & Hudson,
Branch Call Number: ANF 398.2109429 DAME
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm