Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 March 2004

256 Pages

5-11/16 x 8-15/16 inches

ISBN: 9780195174038

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Gods, Heroes, & Kings

The Battle for Mythic Britain

Christopher R. Fee
David A. Leeming

This book unearths the layers of the British Isles' unique folkloric tradition to discover how this body of seemingly disparate tales developed. The authors find a virtual battlefield of myths on which pagan and Judeo-Christian beliefs fought for dominance, and classical, Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, and Celtic narrative threads became tangled.