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Pirate Mythology
Daniel Dunkle Daniel Aug 04, 2018 09:13AM
I've recently been re-watching the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and have been curious about all of the various pirate myths, superstitions and legends. Can anyone recommend a good book that will tell me more about Calypso, Davy Jones, etc.?

Most of what I read about Pirates and the myths come from a range of materials, as well as documentaries and podcasts - and not from one book which summarises it all.

But these two books may be of interest to you, as the real-life accounts often suggest reasons for the myths:

Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates

Pirates: A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates

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