Anglo-Saxon Myths: The Struggle for the Seven Kingdoms


SKU: 9781849947664 Category: Tag:
Publisher: Batsford
Product ID: 981699


Enchanting tales of the gods, kings, and monsters that populated the Anglo-Saxon world.

An atmospheric collection of 30 folk tales exploring stories of cosmology, monsters, conflicts and courtship from the Seven Kingdoms to Middle Earth. This is an entertaining portal into a world overflowing with mythology, magic and all manner of beguiling creatures, which has inspired everything from the Lord of the Rings to Game of Thrones.

The book is divided into 3 parts:

  • Scop is a set of stories told by the Anglo-Saxon storyteller Scop, from the creation to the destruction of the world. It explores what remains of the gods and monsters of the Anglo-Saxon cosmology.
  • Wreccan is pagan stories exploring self-discovery and development through exile. Variations of these tales would have told by the Anglo-Saxons themselves, including Sigemund’s rebellion and the trials of Beowulf.
  • Bretwalda stories revolve around Bretwalda the chief Anglo-Saxon king who ruled over the majority of the Seven Kingdoms. These stories reflect a period when both the old gods and Christianity existed simultaneously.

Remarkable illustrations by Jesús Sotés breathe new life into these tales of the past.

ISBN: 9781849947664
Publisher: Batsford
Pub Date: 09/2022
Format: Hardcover
Weight: 2.08lbs
Size: 9.69h x 7.40w x 1.01d

Additional information

Weight 2.08 lbs
Dimensions 9.69 × 7.40 × 1.01 in