Legends & Romances of Brittany
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Legends & Romances of Brittany

By Lewis Spence
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  • LEGENDS & ROMANCES OF BRITTANY
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • CHAPTER I: THE LAND, THE PEOPLE AND THEIR STORY
    • The Breton Tongue
    • The Ancient Armoricans
    • Samson
    • Wax for Wine
    • The Vision of Jud-Hael
    • Taliesin
    • Hervé the Blind
    • Nomenoë
    • Alain Barbe-torte
    • Bretons and Normans
    • The Poisoned Hunting-Horn
    • French Influence
    • The War of the Two Joans
    • Bertrand Du Guesclin
      • THE WARD OF DU GUESCLIN
    • THE WARD OF DU GUESCLIN
    • Anne of Brittany
  • CHAPTER II: MENHIRS AND DOLMENS
    • What Menhirs and Dolmens are
    • The Nature of the Monuments
    • Dol
    • The Legend of Dol
    • A Subterranean Dolmen Chapel
    • Camaret
    • Carnac
    • A Vision
    • The Legend of Carnac
    • Mont-Saint-Michel
    • Rocenaud
    • Cup-and-Ring Markings
    • The Gallery of Gavr’inis
    • The Ile aux Moines
    • Fairy Builders
    • Stones that Travel
  • CHAPTER III: THE FAIRIES OF BRITTANY
    • Broceliande
    • The Korrigan
    • The Seigneur of Nann[21]
    • A Goddess of Eld
    • The Unbroken Vow[23]
    • Merlin and Vivien
    • Merlin
    • The Fountain of Baranton
      • BROCELIANDE
    • BROCELIANDE
    • Bruno of La Montagne
    • Fairies in Folk-lore
    • The Lost Daughter
    • The Fisherman and the Fairies
    • Changelings
    • The King of the Fishes
    • Fairy Origins
    • The Margots
    • The Boy who Served the Fairies
  • CHAPTER IV: SPRITES AND DEMONS OF BRITTANY
    • The Nain
    • Crions, Courils, and Gorics
    • The Teurst
    • The Nicole
    • The Mourioche
    • The Ankou
    • The Youdic
  • CHAPTER V: WORLD-TALES IN BRITTANY
    • The Youth who did not Know
    • The Princess of Tronkolaine
    • The Princess Starbright
    • The Castle of the Sun
    • The Seigneur with the Horse’s Head
    • The Bride of Satan
    • The Baron of Jauioz
    • The Man of Honour
  • CHAPTER VI: BRETON FOLK-TALES
    • The Magic Rose
    • Norouas, the North-west Wind
    • The Foster-Brother
  • CHAPTER VII: POPULAR LEGENDS OF BRITTANY
    • The Dark Story of Gilles de Retz
    • Comorre the Cursed
    • The Legend of Ys
    • The Clerk of Rohan
    • The Lady of La Garaye
    • The Falcon
    • The Marquis of Guérande
    • The Châteaux of Brittany
    • La Roche-Jagu
    • Tonquédec
    • Clisson
    • Josselin
    • Hennebont and Largoet
    • Châteaubriant
    • Palaces of the Past
    • Suscino
  • CHAPTER VIII: HERO-TALES OF BRITTANY
    • Lez-Breiz, the Prop of Brittany
    • Morvan’s First Adventure
    • The Return of Morvan
    • The King’s Cavalier
    • The King’s Blackamoor
    • Morvan Fights the King
    • The Severed Head
    • The Ballad of Bran
    • Fontenelle
    • The Return from England
    • The Marriage-Girdle
    • The Combat of Saint-Cast
    • The Song of the Pilot
      • THE SONG OF THE PILOT
    • THE SONG OF THE PILOT
  • CHAPTER IX: THE BLACK ART AND ITS MINISTERS
    • Druidic Magic
    • Abélard and Héloïse
      • THE HYMN OF HÉLOÏSE
    • THE HYMN OF HÉLOÏSE
    • Nantes of the Magicians
  • CHAPTER X: ARTHURIAN ROMANCE IN BRITTANY
    • The Sword of Arthur
    • Tristrem and Ysonde
    • Tristrem as Forester
    • Tristrem Returns to Ermonie
    • The Combat with Moraunt
    • Fytte the Second
    • The Marriage Embassy
    • The Minstrel’s Boon
    • The Ordeal by Fire
    • Tristrem in Brittany
    • The Forest Lovers
    • The French Manuscript
    • The Giant of Mont-Saint-Michel
    • A Doubting Thomas
    • Arthur and the Dragon
    • The Isle of Avalon
  • CHAPTER XI: THE BRETON LAYS OF MARIE DE FRANCE
    • The Lay of the Were-Wolf
    • The Were-Wolf Superstition
    • The Lay of Gugemar
    • The Lay of Laustic
    • The Lay of Eliduc
    • The Lay of Equitan
    • The Lay of the Ash-Tree
    • The Lay of Graelent
    • The Lay of the Dolorous Knight
  • CHAPTER XII: THE SAINTS OF BRITTANY
    • St Barbe
    • How St Convoyon Stole the Relics
    • Tivisiau, the Shepherd Saint
    • St Nennocha
    • St Enora
    • Corseul the Accursed
    • St Keenan
    • St Nicholas
    • St Bieuzy
    • St Leonorius
    • St Patern
    • St Samson
    • Brittany’s Lawyer Saint
    • St Budoc of Dol
    • ‘Fatal Children’ Legends
    • Miraculous Crossings
    • Azénor the Pale
    • St Pol of Léon
    • St Ronan
    • St Goezenou
    • St Winwaloe, or Gwenaloe
  • CHAPTER XIII: COSTUMES AND CUSTOMS OF BRITTANY
    • Hats and Hymen
    • Quaint Head-dresses
    • Religious Festivals
    • The Pardons
    • Barking Women
    • The Sacring Bell
    • The Venus of Quinipily
    • Holy Wells
    • Reliquaries
    • Feeding the Dead
    • The Passage de l’Enfer
    • Calvaries
    • Weddings
    • Breton Burials
    • Tartarus and Paradise
  • FOOTNOTES
  • GLOSSARY & INDEX
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      • Q
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