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European Myths

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  • Ancient Legends Retold: The Seat Perilous, The Quests of Arthur's Knightsby Bernard Kelly; June Peter

    The History Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Around the round table there was always one seat which remained empty. This was the place left for the one who would one day attain the grail and redeem and restore the land. It was the first Hot Seat - if you sat there and were not that man you would be consumed by fire. It was known as the Seat Perilous. These are the untold stories of the knights... more...

  • Hidden Wisdomby Tim Wallace-Murphy

    Red Wheel Weiser 2010; US$ 17.95

    From Egyptian mythology to Jewish mysticism, Rome and Greece to the druids and the gnostics, Tim Wallace-Murphy exposes a fascinating lineage of hidden mysteries and secret societies, continuing through the Templars, Rosicrucians, and Freemasons to our modern visionaries. This hidden stream of spirituality and that of sacred knowledge are inseparably... more...

  • The Mabinogionby Charlotte Guest

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    This collection of Welsh folklore, fairy tales and mythology is vital reading for anyone who is interested in early European vernacular literature and folk archetypes. Dating from as far back as the fourteenth century, the publication of this volume marked the first time that the tales were rendered in an English translation. more...

  • Origins of the Tarotby Dai Leon

    North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 18.95

    Conventional wisdom traces Tarot cards to medieval Italy, but their roots go back much further in time and draw on a surprisingly rich variety of cultures and spiritual traditions. Combining pioneering scholarship with practical spiritual instruction, Origins of the Tarot is the first book to unveil the full range of the ancient streams of wisdom... more...

  • A Brief History of Robin Hoodby Nigel Cawthorne

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    Who was Robin Hood? Throughout history the figures of the hooded man of Sherwood forest and his band of outlaws have transfixed readers and viewers; but where does the myth come from? The story appeared out of the legend of the Green man but found its location during the reign of Richard II, the Lionheart, who was away from England fighting in the... more...

  • The Silver Eyeby Susan Brind Morrow

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 14.57

    The first proper translation of the Egyptian Pyramid Texts (The Book of the Dead) reveals their beauty as literature and their profound importance. more...

  • Le Morte d'Arthurby Thomas Sir Malory

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 17.95

    The legends of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table have inspired some of the greatest works of literature--from Cervantes's Don Quixote to Tennyson's Idylls of the King. Although many versions exist, Malory's stands as the classic rendition. Malory wrote the book while in Newgate Prison during the last three years of his life; it was... more...

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knightby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 11.66

    When the mysterious Green Knight arrives unbidden at the Round Table one Christmas, only Gawain is brave enough to take up his challenge . . . This story, first told in the 1400s, is one of the most enthralling, dramatic and beloved poems in the English tradition. Now, in Simon Armitage, the poem has found its perfect modern translator. Armitage's... more...

  • The King Arthur Conspiracyby Simon Andrew Stirling

    The History Press 2012; US$ 21.86

    Arthur led the Britons to the brink of victory but was cut down by treachery and betrayal. Arthurian legends have since been corrupted, leading to popular but false assumptions about the king and the belief that his grave could never be found. Drawing on a vast range of sources and new translations of early British and Gaelic poetry, Arthur explodes... more...

  • The Little Book of Hogmanayby Bob Pegg

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    The Little Book of Hogmanay is a feast of information exploring the history, folklore, tales, customs, food, drink and celebrations of Hogmanay, from its pagan roots to its pagan present. Whether you need a user's guide or an anthology of entertainment, The Little Book of Hogmanay will tell you all you ever wanted to know about Scotland's most widely,... more...