Merlin and Wales

Merlin and Wales

A Magician's Landscape

Book - 2002
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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,
ISBN: 9780500284964
Branch Call Number: ANF 398.2109429 DAME
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm

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StratfordLibrary Mar 05, 2015

"The details about the mythology relating to Merlin are very interesting but the author's writing style is rather convoluted. Happy to have read this and will look for more on the topic." - Blind Date with a Book 2015 comment

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