Mons Culturae Press

Mons Culturae Press is the publishing wing of the Perennial Pyrenees project, aiming at producing high-quality research on the Pyrenees and other mountainous cultures at affordable prices.

MCP001 – The Tears of Pyrene: Archaeology, Folklore & Traditions of the Pyrenees


The inaugural publication of Mons Culture Press, ‘The Tears of Pyrene: Archaeology, Folklore & Traditions of the Pyrenees’, is 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.

Prices in Euros, excluding shipping:
Paperback – 14.99
Hardback – 24.99

The first 50 copies of each format are signed and hand-numbered, available from the author. All initial numbered, signed and inscribed copies are now sold out. However regular orders can still be fulfilled by the author via a print on demand service. Write to for details.

Copies are currently also available from: Cyclic Law, Signal Rex and Occvlta Crafts.

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:

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