Myths and Legends

Whether they’re true, just good stories or somewhere in between, we all love a juicy myth or legend. From ancient Greece to Britain in the Dark Ages, these are familiar stories that we we all think we know inside out. But every myth and legend has  its own origins which link to the societies and cultures of its time.

This section offers a range of source books along with extensive lesson planning and resource for years 3-6.

 

King Arthur

King Arthur

King Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. From the magical moment when Arthur releases the sword in the stone to the quest for the Holy Grail and the final tragedy of the Last Battle…

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Saint George and the Dragon

Saint George and the Dragon

Saint George and the Dragon ‘The dragon was born in the deepest crevices of a bottomless pool. Its father was Evil, its mother Darkness, and its name was Wickedness…….

How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn’t always like that.

Beowulf

Beowulf

In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat him. Beowulf’s terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature. Link to resources on this site