Books relating to Cornish Legends, Myth & Folklore

As part of our reference library we have the following books on Cornish Legends, Myth & Folklore. This is not an exhaustive list and we are constantly growing our collection. Many are available for research purposes at our Kowethas Ertach Kernow office at Newquay Museum along with duplicates which can be purchased from our Towan Vintage store.

We are currently working on a searchable database for books, journals, magazines in our collection.

Book List

  • Cornish Folklore – Robert Hunt
  • Cornish Legends – Robert Hunt
  • Customs & Superstitions – Robert Hunt
  • Cornish Feasts and Folklore – M A Courtney
  • Between the Realms – Cheryl Straffon
  • The Granite Sea – The folklore of Bodmin Moor and East Cornwall – Alex Langstone
  • Walking through Cornish folklore – Margaret Caine & Alan Gorton
  • Customs and Superstitions of East Cornwall – Jonathan & Thomas Couch
  • The Popular Mythology of Cornwall: Faeries - Editor Kelvin L Jones
  • Lien Gwerin (Journal of Cornish Folklore) ongoing series by Alex Langstone
  • Folklore and Legends of Cornwall – M A Courtney (reprint of Cornish Feasts and Folklore)
  • The Folklore of Cornwall – Tony Deane and Tony Shaw
  • The Folklore of Cornwall The Oral Tradition of a Celtic Nation – Ronald M James
  • Myths and Legends of Cornwall – Craig Weatherhill and Paul Devereaux
  • Cornish Drolls – Sarah L Enys
  • Drolls from the Shadowlands – J H Pearce
  • Witchery of the West, some legends of Cornwall – Georgina Penny
  • Keltic folk & faerie tales: their hidden meaning explained - Kaledon Naddair
  • Cornish Ghosts and Legends – J A Brooks
  • Traditional Cornish Stories and Rhymes – Donald R Rawe

This is not an exhaustive list and more titles are being added

Kowethas Ertach Kernow will be adding books lists relating to Cornish and Celtic themes as time permits, as well as the online date base of research material. Lots of information is included in our weekly blogs at Ertach Kernow - Blogs

Other lists currently being compiled are:

  • Celtic
  • Maritime
  • Mining
  • Journals