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Legends and Romances of Brittany Noted Folklorist S Rich Compilation Of Stories Includes Fairies, Sprites And Demons, Tales Of The Black Arts, Arthurian Romances, Breton Lays Of Marie De France, Stories Of The Saints Of Brittany AndAlso, Background On The Land, People, Costumes, And Customs Atmospheric Illustrations By W Otway Cannell Glossary


10 thoughts on “Legends and Romances of Brittany

  1. says:

    Excellent resource for Breton folklore and superstition Would be even better if pejorative descriptors for people of color and other minorities were removed by modern editors.5 5 as academic resource 0 5 for occasional bouts of imperialist white dude language


  2. says:

    Before we arrived in Brittany, I attempted to read all of the legends from this book It is amazing that this area has been both part of the England and part of France It also was an independent state right up until the French revolution.It was hard for me to believe that people in Brittany were so superstitious that when a couple became betrothed, they were to spend the evening in the cemetery getting the blessings of their ancestors, but that was in 1901 When we got off the bus, our guide sh Before we arrived in Brittany, I attempted to read all of the legends from this book It is amazing that this area has been both part of the England and part of France It also was an independent state right up until the French revolution.It was hard for me to believe that people in Brittany were so superstitious that when a couple became betrothed, they were to spend the evening in the cemetery getting the blessings of their ancestors, but that was in 1901 When we got off the bus, our guide shared the interesting stories about Merlin yes, he of the round table whose stories are shared with England and Ireland.Here is just a little history about Brittany Those Britons driven from their lands in the fifth century were scattered throughout Britain and parts of France A number of them settled in an area of France, which they named Brittany, after their homeland They not only brought with them many of their Celtic and Pagan beliefs and practices but held tenaciously onto them through the centuries It is believed most of these long held traditions were derived particularly from the Celts of Gaul, who according to Caesar, traced their ancestry to the god of death.The legends are the best, especially the ones about the saints