I am currently working on a Lost Worlds project which looks at mythical and legendary lands around the world and will be published in due course. I have two web sites dedicated to myths, legends and folklore. These are Under the influence!, including myths, legends, folklore and tales from around the world, and Folkrealm Studies, website dedicated to the study of mythology, legend and folklore. Follow me on Twitter here.
Beowulf is an anonymously written long poem originally written in Old English, the language commonly spoken in England in Anglo-Saxon
Historically, Elen of the Hosts was a real woman who lived in the 4th century, but in British legend and
The legendary Uther Pendragon was the father of Arthur Pendragon who was destined to become the greatest King of the
This is the story of the legendary Aurelius Ambrosius, a King of the Britons in the 5th century AD.
Vortigern was legendary 5th century King of the Britons featured in the work of early British writers such as Gildas,
According to British medieval legend and myth, the island now known as Britain was once named Albion after an exiled
According to legend, Gogmagog was the last survivor of a mythical race of giants that ruled the island of Albion
Brutus of Troy was a legendary Trojan exile who some medieval chroniclers claimed was responsible for the founding of Britain.
The Dream of Macsen Wledig from the Mabinogion tells the story of how the Emperor of Rome experienced a dream
Even the wild people who once roamed the remote mountains spoke of Catalina with love. As the wind howled they
There are may lakes scattered around Wales, each with their own unique characteristics and history. Many also have the most
In Wales, legends of encounters with the Otherworld are never far away. One such legend is associated with Llyn y
Welsh Lake Legends and Folklore: Llyn Barfog, the Female Dwellers of Annwn and King Arthur and the Afanc
In Wales, legends and folklore of King Arthur and the Otherworld are never far away, and lakes are often the
Welsh lake legends from the Brecon Beacons: A strange and dangerous old woman, an invisible island and an otherworldly guardian.
Many Welsh lakes have legends and myths connected to them, and Kenfig Pool is no exception having associations with a
A Welsh legend from the Red Lake tells the story of a doomed marriage between a mortal farmer and a
Lake Bala is also known as Llyn Tegid, and in Welsh folklore is known for its legend of having a