The Tears of Pyrene: Archaeology, Folklore and Traditions of the Pyrenees

The Tears of Pyrene: Archaeology, Folklore and Traditions of the Pyrenees

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The inaugural publication of Mons Culture Press;

“The Tears of Pyrene: Archaeology, Folklore & Traditions of the Pyrenees’”
by Martin Locker

278 pages in length and draws on a wealth of sources from across the Pyrenees in order to examine various aspects of this mountain range, many of which have never been translated in English. Aspects of Pyrenean human occupation (Palaeolithic to present day), bear cults/festivals, witchcraft (including a gazetteer of malefic and sabbath sites mentioned in the folkloric record), animal/plant lore and the traditions of the rural calendar are presented in six chapters, as well as an extensive bibliography of referenced sources. Thoroughly footnoted and researched, this is an invaluable introduction to the cultures, folklore and traditions of the Pyrenees, and the first of its kind in the English language.

A two-fold Google Map, one for the archaeological sites and one for the folkloric sites explored in the book have being developed so that all can travel the Pyrenees (both in mind and reality) and explore the various sites described. This double-layer map is available for free, here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NX8FTSmoNxMTFM7C0HanqiEr-APkccym&usp=sharing

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