Galician mythology drinks from many sources and is heir to different traditions, including classical, Nordic and Breton mythology. It also collects traces of the old European folk tales and the medieval bestiary, so many of the stories that make up its extensive imaginary have their equivalents in other cultures. These myths were of special interest to the great classics of Galician literature; but, nowadays, they are practically forgotten and are unknown to many Galicians. Therefore, our intention with this book was to compile and illustrate, in a simple but colorful way, some of those myths and most representative legends, with the objective of contributing to its dissemination, also among the youngest, as an example of the exorbitant wealth that makes up our folkloric tradition, of immense cultural and patrimonial value.
Text: José Luis Casteleiro Santos
Author of the books Galicia Inmaterial, Galicia Máxica; Ser un PJ: cómo alcanzar el éxito; El éxito al alcance de tu mano and Las 10 claves del Coaching. He has a degree in Humanities and an Expert in Heritage Management. He holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Heritage from the University of A Coruña (UDC) and has a double postgraduate degree in Coaching from the UDC and the University of Isabel I; besides being an Expert in Coaching by the Higher School of Professional Qualifications and the European Association of Professional Coaching.
Illustration: Carlos Sardiña
Carlos is an illustrator and graphic designer. Founder of Telodibujamos. com, is the author of numerous personalized publications. As an illustrator, he collaborated in books such as Galicia acorda, Bóveda o Ferro Caaveiro, or rebel architect of the cathedral, as well as with different institutions and private entities. He is also the author of the illustrations of the books Galicia Inmaterial, Galicia Máxica; Del tulipán al Bitcoin and Rosalía no Seixo, á beira do mar.