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legend land-14 Legends from Poldark Country

This is a reissue in book form of the first series of leaflets “The Line to Legend Land.” A modern title could very well be “LEGENDS FROM POLDARK COUNTRY.”

 

Originally published by the G.W.R. in 1922, this small volume was an early form of the Great Western Railway’s modern day “Top 10 Things To Do” and gave the rail traveller a list of West Country legends to look up and places to see. This edition has twelve tales plus a poem and a song from the West Country of Devon, Cornwall – the area in which POLDARK is filmed. Each legend has an updated “How to Get There” section with train, bus and distance information. There are also two supplements, “The Furry Day Song” and the iconic “Trelawny”, also known as “The Song of the Western Men.”

 

In older, simpler days, when reading was a rare accomplishment, our many times great-grandparents would gather round their blazing hearths on the long, dark winter nights and pass away the hours before bedtime in conversation and story-telling.

 

The old stories were told again and again and children learned them by heart in their earliest years and passed them on to their children and grandchildren in turn. In origin, most of these old legends date from the very dawn of our history, possibly even in a time before Stonehenge has been erected. They may have even been told around the camp-fires of that first British army that went out to face Cæsar’s invasion, now almost two millennia ago, and again in the marshes of Southern England by the army of Alfred the Great before they finally defeated the Viking invaders.

 

Later, much later, with the spread of education and the introduction of formal curricula, in which folklore seems to have no place, they began to die. Then, when many more folk could read and books grew cheap there was no longer the need to call upon memory for the old-fashioned romances, and so they began to fade from the modern consciousness. Yet there have always been those who loved the old tales best, and wrote them down before it was too late, so that they might be preserved forever. A few of them are retold briefly here with instructions of how to get to the very places in Devon, Cornwall and Wales that these legends originated from.
Be sure to check out the Poldark filming locations map in the images attached to this post.

 

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Thirteen books in one set containing Celtic Folklore, Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends - A Black Friday Discount Special

Thirteen books in one set containing Celtic Folklore, Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends – A Black Friday Discount Special

 

In these 13 volumes you will find 503 Celtic folk and fairy tales, myths and legends from across Western Europe. Tales like :

The Spear of Victory,

How the Son Gobhaun Saor Shortened the Road,

Hudden and Dudden and Donald O’Neary,

The Fate of the Children of Lir,

King O’toole and St. Kevin,

Fair, Brown and Trembling,

The King Of Erin and The Queen Of The Lonesome Island, plus 496 more!

 

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The books in this set are:
ISBN: 978-1-907256-05-9 – Celtic Fairy Tales, 358pg, 26 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-32-5 – Legends and Popular Tales of the Basque People, 318pg, 13 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-36-3 – Celtic Wonder Tales, 202pg, 13 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-27-1 – More Celtic Fairy Tales, 274pg, 20 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-02-8 – Popular Tales of the West Highlands Vol 1, 334pg, 23 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-06-6 – Popular Tales of the West Highlands Vol 2, 314pg,  30 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-93-6 – Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales, 392pg, 23 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-92-9 – The Four Ancient Books of Wales, 606pg, 131 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-68-4 – Welsh Fairy Book, 284pg, 85 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-03-5 – Welsh Fairy Tales and Other Stories, 100pg, 24 stories
ISBN: 978-1-909302-42-6 – THE HIGH DEEDS OF FINN and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland, 328pg, 20 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-77-6 – The Phynodderree – tales from the Isle of Man, 188pg, 5 stories
ISBN: 978-1-909302-39-6 – Dragon Tales For Boys Only, 318pg, 28 stories

Authentic Gypsy Folk Tales illustrated 2 book set - Black Friday Special

Authentic Gypsy Folk Tales illustrated 2 book set – Black Friday Special

 

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Francis Hindes Groome (Born 30 August 1851 in Monk Soham, Suffolk, England – died 24 January 1902 in London), son of Robert Hindes Groome Archdeacon of Suffolk. A writer and foremost commentator of his time on the Romani people, their language, life, history, customs, beliefs, and lore.

In October 1901, Francis Hindes Groome’s library of books, letters, and manuscripts bearing upon the study of the Gypsies was purchased by the Boston Athenæum. The collection comprises over one hundred volumes, some which are rare, and others contain rare tracts and magazine articles. There are also Mr. Groome’s own books with his marginal additions, over thirty volumes of manuscript notes, lectures, and his correspondence with M. Paul Bataillard, the eminent French student of the Gypsies, covering the years 1872-1880.

 

ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 45
 
In this 45th story in the Baba Indaba’s Children’s Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the two Welsh fables – THE FABLE OF
 
GWRGAN FARFDRWCH and THE STORY OF THE PIG-TROUGH..……. Download and read these stories to find out what happened to the goat and also what happens to those who upset the fairies.
 
INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES
 
Each issue also has a “WHERE IN THE WORLD – LOOK IT UP” section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT – use Google maps.
 
Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children’s stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as “Father of Stories”.
 
Two Welsh Fables

Two Welsh Fables

Today we take a brief branch away from folklore and fairy tales but stay in Wales for some ancient bardic poetry. Our poem is titled –  SONG TO THE WIND. A poem from the BOOK OF TALIESSIN XVII.

GUESS who it is.
Created before the deluge.
A creature strong,
Without flesh, without bone,
Without veins, without blood,
Without head, and without feet.
It will not be older, it will not be younger,
Than it was in the beginning.
There will not come from his design

10 Fear or death.
He has no wants
From creatures.
Great God! the sea whitens
When it comes from the beginning.
Great his beauties,
The one that made him.
He, in the field, he, in the wood,
Without hand and without foot.
Without old age, without age.

20 Without the most jealous destiny
And he (is) coeval
With the five periods of the five ages.
And also is older,
Though there be five hundred thousand years.
And he is as wide
As the face of the earth,
And he was not born,
And he has not been seen.
He, on sea, he, on land,

30 He sees not, he is not seen.
He is not sincere,
He will not come when it is wished.
He, on land, he, on sea,
He is indispensable,
He is unconfined,
He is unequalled.
He from four regions,
He will not be according to counsel.
He commences his journey

40 From above the stone of marble.
He is loud-voiced, he is mute.
He is uncourteous.
He is vehement, he is bold,
When he glances over the land.
He is mute, he is loud-voiced.
He is blustering.
Greatest, his banner
On the face of the earth.
He is good, he is bad,

50 He is not bright,
He is not manifest,
For the sight does not see (him).
He is bad, he is good.
He is yonder, he is here,
He will disorder.

He will not repair what he does
And he sinless,
He is wet, he is dry,
He comes frequently

60 From the heat of the sun, and the coldness of the moon.
The moon is without benefit,
Because less, her heat.
One Person has made it,
All the creatures.
He owns the beginning
And the end without falsehood.
Not skilful, the minstrel
That praises not the Lord.
Not true, the songster

70 That praises not the Father.
Not usual will a plough be
Without iron, without seed.
There was not a light
Before the creation of heaven;
There will not be a priest,
That will not bless the wafer;
The perverse will not know
The seven faculties.
Ten countries were provided,

80 In the angelic country.
The tenth were discarded,
They loved not their Father.
A loveless shower
In utter ruin.
Llucufer the corrupter,
Like his destitute country
Seven stars there are,
Of the seven gifts of the Lord.
The student of the stars

 

90 Knows their substance.
Marca mercedus
Ola olimus
Luna lafurus
Jubiter venerus
From the sun freely flowing
The moon fetches light.
Remembrance is not in vain,
No cross if not believed.
Our Father! Our Father!

100 Our relative and companion.
Our Sovereign, we shall not be separated.
By the host of Llucufer.

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From The Four Ancient Books of Wales

ISBN: 978-1-907256-92-9

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