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Merlin and Wales: Magician's Land By Michael Dames

Merlin and Wales: Magician's Land by Michael Dames

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An analysis of the Welsh Merlin myth surrounding this mercurial figure and his sister/lover Gwyndydd. Links with Cornwall, Ireland - even Egypt and Ancient Rome - are not ignored. The maverick Merlin is presented as a key to our forgotten identification with the landscape and its creatures.

Merlin and Wales: Magician's Land Summary

Merlin and Wales: Magician's Land by Michael Dames

Who was Merlin? Did he ever exist? Michael Dames shows us the many aspects of this elusive and mercurial figure - seer and enchanter, sage and madman, poet and god - in the royal court and in the wilderness, on land and in water. With illustrations of the art and artefacts that relate to the Merlin legend as well as the author's own evocative photographs of the mythic sites, this book guides us through the many versions of the story of Merlin and his sister/lover, Gwyndydd.

About Michael Dames

Michael Dames is a former lecturer in the History of Art at Birmingham Polytechnic, Among his previous books are The Silbury Treasure, The Avebury Circle and Mythic Ireland.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Who was Merlin? 1. Merlin Incorporated - Dinas Emrys - Vortigern - The battle of the dragons 2. Mad Merlin - the Merlin myth around the British isles - Merlin's sister - Rebirth in Wales 3. Myrddin's Snowdonia - Dinas Emrys/Conwy Gorge 4. Birth Hill - Merlin as Ambrosius Aurelius - Welsh legends 5. Camarthen Home-Coming - Merlin's Oak, Merlin's Hill Merlin's Stone, Merlin's Quoits - Dylan Thomas and the local legends 6. Merlin on Bardsey - Merlin's retreat to a magic Glass Palace

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Merlin and Wales: Magician's Land by Michael Dames
Used - Very Good
Thames & Hudson Ltd
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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