Myths and legends of the British by Maud Isabel Ebbutt (used)
Courageous and honourable, compassionate and strong, the heroes of British myths and legends remain powerful symbols of national pride. Some mythic figures, such as Beowulf and Robin Hood, need little or no introduction. Other mythological characters, while once popular, may be less familiar to the contemporary reader.
In this evocatively illustrated collection of 16 stories, author Maude Ebbutt retells tales from every part of the British Isles, and traces their origins and evolutions. Her choice of tales reflects the traditions of various invading tribes and races who have contributed to the British mythological tradition. This includes the influence of the early Celts and medieval Normans, as well as stories from Danish, Anglo-Saxon, and Roman sources. The heroic characters in the stories include Beowulf, Robin Hood, Sir Gawayne, Hereward the Wake, William of Cloudslee, and Black Colin of Loch Awe.