Books on Myths and Legends

Wonder at the ancient stories from Britain and around the world which form the bedrock of modern literature. Whether Greek myths, Celtic and Norse legends or Egyptian Mysticism, the Folio Society publishes a beautiful collection of Mythology books. Folio books include original or carefully researched illustrations and come with specially designed hardback covers. See below for the full list of Folio Mythology books.

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Beowulf book

Beowulf

The classic Old English epic is presented here with a side-by-side translation by Seamus Heaney.

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Chinese Fairy Tales & Fantasies book

Chinese Fairy Tales & Fantasies

Illustrator Victo Ngai has beautifully visualised eight of the stories in this fascinating collection that reflects the defining philosophies of Chinese culture. With a preface by author Yiyun Li.

Out of print Price: US$ 74.95

Over Sea, Under Stone book

Over Sea, Under Stone

Susan Cooper

The first book in the award-winning The Dark is Rising sequence, Over Sea, Under Stone is a fantastical adventure set among forces of Light and Dark. Laura Carlin illustrates, with a new preface by the author.

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Folktales of the Native American book

Folktales of the Native American

Dee Brown

A collection of 36 captivating tales gracefully retold by the author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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The Icelandic Sagas book

The Icelandic Sagas

Magnus Magnusson (ed.)

Punctuated by a series of eerie illustrations by Simon Noyes, these great Nordic stories of mythology, exploration and violence are chosen and prefaced by Magnus Magnusson.

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The Norse Myths book

The Norse Myths

The inspiration behind generations of literature and storytelling, the mythology that drove the Vikings is retold here with vitality and humour.

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The Vision of Piers the Plowman book

The Vision of Piers the Plowman

William Langland

One of the greatest medieval allegories. Includes a wonderful facing-page translation which sets the poem’s original beauty alongside an elegant modern reading edition.

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A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World book

A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World

Robert Bringhurst

A revelatory examination of a unique oral culture, published for the first time in the UK.

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The Voyage of Argo book

The Voyage of Argo

Apollonius of Rhodes

The poetic account of Jason's quest for the golden fleece, written in the third century BC and now an inspiration for artist Daniel Egnéus.

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