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  • Isbn : 9780191517808
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Then they took the flowers of the oak, and the flowers of the broom, and the flowers of the meadowsweet, and from those they conjured up the fairest and most beautiful maiden that anyone had ever seen. Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, and an intriguing interpretation of British history — these are just some of the themes embraced by the anonymous authors of the eleven tales that make up the Welsh medieval masterpiece known as the Mabinogion. They tell of Gwydion the shape-shifter, who can create a woman out of flowers; of Math the magician whose feet must lie in the lap of a virgin; of hanging a pregnant mouse and hunting a magical boar. Dragons, witches, and giants live alongside kings and heroes, and quests of honour, revenge, and love are set against the backdrop of a country struggling to retain its independence. Sioned Davies' lively translation recreates the storytelling world of medieval Wales and re-invests the tales with the power of performance.

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Celtic Literary Archetypes in The Mabinogion

By Adam Haviaras
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  • Publisher : Adam Alexander Haviaras
  • Isbn : 9781988309125
  • Pages : 25
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 448
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HISTORIA: A Gateway to Ancient and Medieval History and Archaeology! This book introduces the reader to some of the literary traditions of the ancient Celts through the study of the first branch of The Mabinogion: Pwyll, Lord of Dyved. This ancient text is both a record of British mythology and a teaching text for ancient princes. It also illustrates the values of Celtic, Iron Age society that carried on into the Middle Ages to shape Arthurian Romance and ideals of chivalry and kingship. In this book, the reader will learn about the most prominent archetypes in ancient Celtic literature such as occurrences in threes, the importance of contact with the Otherworld, what it meant to be an effective ruler, and more. Pwyll, Lord of Dyved is a tale of magic and wonder, as well as human trial and experience, and the archetypes it employs are as relevant today as they were over fifteen-hundred years ago. If you are studying The Mabinogion, or have an interest in Celtic and Arthurian studies, the Arthurian legends and British mythology, then you will enjoy this short, engaging study of one of the great literary achievements of the ancient Celts.

Lady Charlotte Guest and the Mabinogion

By D.R. Phillips
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
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The Mabinogion (Welsh Arthurian Legends)

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  • Publisher : e-artnow
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  • Pages : 211
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This eBook edition of "The Mabinogion" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Mabinogion is the earliest prose literature of Britain and it contains Arthurian tales, Welsh romances and other Celtic legends and myths. The meaning Mabinogi is obscure, but it clearly roots in the word 'mab' for son, child, young person: this is to be seen in the naming convention 'son of' in genealogies. The tales are: The Lady of the Fountain Peredur the Son of Evrawc Geraint the son of Erbin Kilhwch and Olwen The dream of Rhonabwy Pwyll Prince of Dyved Branwen the daughter of Llyr Manawyddan the son of Llyr Math the son of Mathonwy The dream of Maxen Wledig The story of Lludd and Llevelys Taliesin

The Delphi Edition of The Mabinogion - Complete Translation (Illustrated)

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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
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  • Pages : 1256
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‘The Mabinogion’ is a collection of tales that comprise the earliest British prose stories, which were compiled in Middle Welsh in the 12th to 13th centuries from earlier oral traditions. Based on mythology, folklore and heroic legends of King Arthur and his knights, the tales provide intriguing examples of the transmission of Celtic, Norman and French traditions in early romance. The finest of the tales are the four related stories known as the ‘Four Branches of the Mabinogi’, featuring stories of widely different types, offering drama, philosophy, romance, tragedy, fantasy and humour. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete translation of ‘The Mabinogion’, with illustrations, footnotes and informative introductions. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to ‘The Mabinogion’ * Concise introductions to each tale * Includes Charlotte Guest’s seminal translation, with Owen M. Edwards’ 1902 amended text and informative hyperlinked footnotes * Also includes Guest’s original detailed notes * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Fully illustrated with the 1877 edition’s original artwork Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Mabinogion Introduction by Charlotte Guest (1877) Three Welsh Romances Owain, or the Lady of the Fountain Peredur, the Son of Efrawg Geraint and Enid Four Branches of the Mabinogi Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed Branwen, Daughter of Llyr Manawydan, Son of Llyr Math, Son of Mathonwy Five Welsh Legends The Dream of Macsen Wledig Lludd and Llefelys Culhwch and Olwen The Dream of Rhonabwy The Tale of Taliesin Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Folklore and Myth in the Mabinogion - A Lecture Delivered at the National Museum of Wales on 27 October 1950

By W. J. Gruffydd
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 9781473359536
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Social Science
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This early work by W. J. Gruffydd was originally published in 1950 and we are now republishing it for the modern reader. 'Folklore and Myth in the Mabinogion' is a transcript of a lecture delivered at the National Museum of Wales. This is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in Welsh mythology.

Stories from Le Morte D’Arthur and the Mabinogion

By Beatrice Clay
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781682991893
  • Pages : 132
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The Arthur of history was engaged in a life-long struggle with an enemy that threatened to rob his people of home, of country, and of freedom; in the stories, the king and his knights, like Richard Coeur-de-Lion, sought adventure for adventure's sake, or, as in the case of Sir Peredur, took fantastic vows for the love of a lady. The Knights of the Round Table are sheathed from head to foot in plate armour, although the real Arthur's warriors probably had only shirts of mail and shields with which to ward off the blows of the enemy. They live in moated castles instead of in halls of wood, and they are more often engaged in tournaments than in struggles with the heathen. As long as a story of adventure thrills; as long as gentleness, courtesy and consideration for the weak excite respect, we will read these tales of brave knights and their times.

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  • Publisher : Seren
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  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
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A retelling of the Mabinogion fourth branch, including the story of Blodeuwedd, a woman made of flowers. A dangerous tale of desire, DNA, incest and flowers plays out withing he wreckage of an ancient spaceship in The Meat Tree; an absorbing retelling of one of the best know Welsh myths from prize-winning writer and poet, Gwyneth Lewis. An elderly investigator and his female apprentice hope to extract the fate of the ship's crew from its antiquated virtual reality game systrem, but their empirical approach falters as the story tangles with their own imagination.

The Mabinogi and Other Medieval Welsh Tales

By Patrick K. Ford
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 9780520974661
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Fiction
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The four stories that make up the Mabinogi, along with three additional tales from the same tradition, form this collection and compose the core of the ancient Welsh mythological cycle. Included are only those stories that have remained unadulterated by the influence of the French Arthurian romances, providing a rare, authentic selection of the finest works in medieval Celtic literature. This landmark edition translated by Patrick K. Ford is a literary achievement of the highest order.

The Mabinogi (Routledge Revivals)

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781317519782
  • Pages : 388
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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The purpose of this collection, which was first published in 1996, is to provide both an overview of the major critical approaches to the Four Branches of the Mabinogi and a selection of the best essays dealing with them. The essays examine the origins of the Mabinogion, comparative analyses, and structural and thematic interpretations. This book is ideal for students of literature and Medieval studies.

The Mabinogi

By Matthew Francis
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Isbn : 9780571333783
  • Pages : 64
  • Category : Poetry
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'Here at the turn of the leaf a horseman is riding through the space between one world and another . . .' The Mabinogi is the Welsh national epic, a collection of prose tales of war and enchantment, adventure and romance, which have long fascinated readers all over the world. Matthew Francis's retelling of the first four stories (the Four Branches of the Mabinogi) is the first to situate it in poetry, and captures the magic and strangeness of this medieval Celtic world: a baby is kidnapped by a monstrous claw, a giant wades across the Irish Sea to do battle, a wizard makes a woman out of flowers, only to find she is less biddable than he expected. Permeating the whole sequence is a delight in the power of the imagination to transform human experience into works of tragedy, comedy and wonder. The Mabinogi is an important contribution to the storytelling of the British Isles. 'I have waited a life for this book: our ancient British tales re-told, in English, by a poet, as they were in their original Welsh. This is more than translation. It picks up the harp and sings.' Gillian Clarke

Welsh Mythology

By Jonathan Miles-Watson
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  • Publisher : Cambria Press
  • Isbn : 9781604976205
  • Pages : 331
  • Category : Drama
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A little-known lecture by Levi-Strauss is the inspiration for this work. In this lecture, he intuitively suggested that in medieval Europe there once existed a set of myths, centred on the grail, which are structurally the opposite of the goatsucker myths that he famously analyzed in his mythologiques series. This work uses Levi-Strauss' inspirational lecture as a launchpad for an exploration of a group of related medieval Welsh myths, two of which have been briefly considered previously by Levi-Strauss himself. The root of the methodological approach this book employs throughout is the Structuralism of Claude Levi-Strauss; however, it has been modified to incorporate the suggestions of later neo-Structuralists. This analysis tool is applied to a group of myths, which have become conveniently--if somewhat erroneously--known as the Mabinogion. The name Mabinogion appears as part of a colophon at the end of one of the myth of Pwyll and it was later adopted first by Pugh (1835), and then by Lady Charlotte Guest (1838) as a title for their now famous translations of Welsh mythology. Consequently, the title has stuck to describe the material that is contained within their translations and, while it is a somewhat inaccurate way to describe the myths, it has the virtues of being both a succinct and widely recognised signifier. The term has come to signify eight myths, or perhaps more accurately eight groups of myths, which are all present in the late fourteenth-century manuscript Llyfr Coch Hergest (The Red Book of Hergest), and all but one of which can be found in the slightly earlier Llyfr Gwyn Rhydderch (The White Book of Rhydderch). As such, the Mabinogion is the key collection of medieval Welsh mythology and an important source for early Arthurian material. Although Structuralism and the Mabinogion have attracted a good deal of attention from the academic world, there has been never been a sustained attempt to follow Levi-Strauss' intuitive insights with a methodical Structuralist analysis of this material. In the year of Levi-Strauss' centenary celebrations, this work is the first sustained attempt to follow his intuitive suggestions about several Mabinogion myths with a detailed Structuralist analysis of the Mabinogion. This work is therefore a unique anthropological presentation and analysis of the Mabinogion, which argues for a radical, new interpretation of these myths in light of the existence of a central system of interlocking symbols that has the Grail at its heart. Through the analysis, the book reveals a logical organizational principle that underlies a body of material that has previously been viewed as disparate and confusing. This underlying structure is demonstrated to be, as Levi-Strauss suggested it may, the opposite of that which Levi-Strauss himself uncovered in the Americas. The revelation of this new form of underlying structure leads to a rethinking of some important aspects of Structuralism, including the Canonical formula, at the same time as acting as a tribute to the farsightedness of Levi-Strauss. This book makes important contributions to the fields of Arthurian studies, anthropology, Celtic studies, cultural studies, medieval studies, mythology and religious studies."

Fountainville

By Tishani Doshi
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  • Publisher : Seren
  • Isbn : 9781781721100
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 177
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Gang wars, opium dreams and a mysterious clinic are all part of the landscape in the remote borderland town of Fountainville. But when Owain Knight arrives, his entanglement with the owner of the town's magical fountain, her mobster husband and her assistant, Luna, spells a terrible change for them all. Fountainville is the tenth and final tale in Seren's New Stories from the Mabinogion series and weaves together Celtic and Indian cultures.

The Mabinogi

By Matthew Francis
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Isbn : 9780571333783
  • Pages : 64
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 409
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The Four Branches of The Mabinogi

By Anonymous
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  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Isbn : 9781770487628
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 602
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Set in a primal past, the Mabinogi bridges many genres; it is part pre-Christian myth, part fairytale, part guide to how nobles should act, and part dramatization of political and social issues. This edition of what has become a canonical text provides a highly engaging new translation of the work, an informative introduction, and a set of background contextual materials that help place the Mabinogi in the context of medieval Welsh history and culture.

White Ravens

By Owen Sheers
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  • Publisher : Seren
  • Isbn : 9781781721261
  • Pages : 198
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 366
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Two stories, two different times, but the thread of an ancient tale from the medieval Celtic Mabinogion cycle runs through the lives of twenty-first-century farmer's daughter Rhian and the mysterious Branwen, in this tale by Owen Sheers. Wounded in Italy, Matthew O'Connell is seeing out WWll in a secret government department spreading rumors and myths to the enemy. But when he is given the bizarre task of escorting a box containing six raven chicks from a remote hill farm in Wales to the Tower of London, he becomes part of a story over which he seems to have no control. Based on Branwen, daughter of Llyr from the Mabinogion.

Bird Blood Snow

By Cynan Jones
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  • Publisher : Seren
  • Isbn : 9781854116079
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 683
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Hoping to give him a better start in life, Peredur's mother takes him from the estates. But when local kids cycle into his life he heads off after them, accompained by the notion of finding Arthur - an absent, imaginary guardian.. And that's when the trouble really starts. The original Peredur fights for recognition in Arthur's court. Cynan Jones turns this into a modern Quixotian romp.

The Wunderkammer of Lady Charlotte Guest

By Erica Obey
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  • Publisher : Lehigh University Press
  • Isbn : 0934223882
  • Pages : 226
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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"Lady Charlotte's translation of the Mabinogion opens a window into several important nineteenth-century intellectual issues. It sheds light on the interrelationships among antiquarianism, philosophy, folklore collection, and children's literature that underlie the works of such seminal creators of the Victorian fairy tale as the Brothers Grimm.".

The Tip of My Tongue

By Trezza Azzopardi
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  • Publisher : Seren
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  • Pages : 206
  • Category : Fiction
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Azzopardi transforms a medieval heroine who won't be silenced into brave 1970s girl from downtown Splott who always seems to get the last word. The original Enid defends her misguided knight husband by warning him of danger, even though forbidden to speak. The new young Enid is also unlikely to respect a gagging order. The Tip of My Tongue is the ninth in Seren's series of ten New Stories from the Mabinogion.

Ted Hughes, Nature and Culture

By Neil Roberts,Mark Wormald,Terry Gifford
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  • Pages : 256
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The fourteen contributors to this new collection of essays begin with Ted Hughes’s proposition that ‘every child is nature’s chance to correct culture’s error.’ Established Hughes scholars alongside new voices draw on a range of approaches to explore the intricate relationships between the natural world and cultural environments — political, as well as geographical — which his work unsettles. Combining close readings of his encounters with animals and places, and explorations of the poets who influenced him, these essays reveal Ted Hughes as a writer we still urgently need. Hughes helps us manage, in his words, ‘the powers of the inner world and the stubborn conditions of the other world, under which ordinary men and women have to live’.

The Prince's Pen

By Horatio Clare
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A contemporary retelling of the bizarre Mabinogion myth of Lludd and Llevelys, which reveales the origins of London. In this story by Horatio Clare, the Invaders' drones hear all and see all, and England is now a defeated archipelago, but somewhere in the high ground of the far west, insurrection is brewing. Ludo and Levello, the bandit kings of Wales, call themselves freedom fighters. Levello has the heart and help of Uzma, from Pakistan, the only other country in the free world. Ludon has a secret, lethal if revealed. A penetrating and daring raid on the past, present and future of the British Isles and their place in the modern world.

Gods, Heroes, & Kings

By Christopher R. Fee
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
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  • Pages : 256
  • Category : History
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The islands of Britain have been a crossroads of gods, heroes, and kings-those of flesh as well as those of myth-for thousands of years. Successive waves of invasion brought distinctive legends, rites, and beliefs. The ancient Celts displaced earlier indigenous peoples, only to find themselves displaced in turn by the Romans, who then abandoned the islands to Germanic tribes, a people themselves nearly overcome in time by an influx of Scandinavians. With each wave of invaders came a battle for the mythic mind of the Isles as the newcomer's belief system met with the existing systems of gods, legends, and myths. In Gods, Heroes, and Kings, medievalist Christopher Fee and veteran myth scholar David Leeming unearth the layers of the British Isles' unique folkloric tradition to discover how this body of seemingly disparate tales developed. The authors find a virtual battlefield of myths in which pagan and Judeo-Christian beliefs fought for dominance, and classical, Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, and Celtic narrative threads became tangled together. The resulting body of legends became a strange but coherent hybrid, so that by the time Chaucer wrote "The Wife of Bath's Tale" in the fourteenth century, a Christian theme of redemption fought for prominence with a tripartite Celtic goddess and the Arthurian legends of Sir Gawain-itself a hybrid mythology. Without a guide, the corpus of British mythology can seem impenetrable. Taking advantage of the latest research, Fee and Leeming employ a unique comparative approach to map the origins and development of one of the richest folkloric traditions. Copiously illustrated with excerpts in translation from the original sources,Gods, Heroes, and Kings provides a fascinating and accessible new perspective on the history of British mythology.

Early Irish Myths and Sagas

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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 9780141934815
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 984
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First written down in the eighth century AD, these early Irish stories depict a far older world - part myth, part legend and part history. Rich with magic and achingly beautiful, they speak of a land of heroic battles, intense love and warrior ideals, in which the otherworld is explored and men mingle freely with the gods. From the vivid adventures of the great Celtic hero Cu Chulaind, to the stunning 'Exile of the Sons of Uisliu' - a tale of treachery, honour and romance - these are masterpieces of passion and vitality, and form the foundation for the Irish literary tradition: a mythic legacy that was a powerful influence on the work of Yeats, Synge and Joyce.

The Witch in Every Woman

By Laurie Cabot,Jean Mills
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  • Publisher : Delta
  • Isbn : 9780804152242
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 389
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Create the life you seek. . . discover a pathway to the powers within. All women possess the primal courage and strength of the Witch. In this breakthrough, life-altering new book, Laurie Cabot brings more than forty years of experience as a spiritual counselor and practicing Witch to cultivate and celebrate the secret, magical side of every woman's nature. Unfolding the wit and wisdom of ancient Celtic tales, as well as many stories of her own making, Laurie shows you how ancient truths can empower you during many of life's dark moments and lead you on a path of success and personal fulfillment. Through story, ritual activity, and spiritual communion, you will learn how to use your instinctual nature to achieve your goals and feel energized, strong, and capable in your daily life. Explore how to: Increase sexuality and bring into your life, and heart, the love you long for Uncover hidden strengths and overcome fear Protect yourself and loved ones from physical harm, deception, or betrayal Retrieve your inborn talent to heal ailments and diagnose disease Unleash creativity Enhance communication skills Sharpen your intuition about others and the world around you Enjoy healthy, productive dreams

The Táin

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780191506383
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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 299
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The Táin Bó Cuailnge, centre-piece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's greatest epic. It tells the story of a great cattle-raid, the invasion of Ulster by the armies of Medb and Ailill, queen and king of Connacht, and their allies, seeking to carry off the great Brown Bull of Cuailnge. The hero of the tale is Cuchulainn, the Hound of Ulster, who resists the invaders single-handed while Ulster's warriors lie sick. Thomas Kinsella presents a complete and living version of the story. His translation is based on the partial texts in two medieval manuscripts, with elements from other versions, and adds a group of related stories which prepare for the action of the Táin. Illustrated with brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy, this edition provides a combination of medieval epic and modern art.

The Book of Taliesin

By Rowan Williams,Gwyneth Lewis
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 9780141396941
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 516
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The great work of Welsh literature, translated in full for the first time in over 100 years by two of its country's foremost poets Tennyson portrayed him, and wrote at least one poem under his name. Robert Graves was fascinated by what he saw as his work's connection to a lost world of deeply buried folkloric memory. He is a shapeshifter; a seer; a chronicler of battles fought, by sword and with magic, between the ancient kingdoms of the British Isles; a bridge between old Welsh mythologies and the new Christian theology; a 6th-century Brythonic bard; and a legendary collective project spanning the centuries up to The Book of Taliesin's compilation in 14th-century North Wales. He is, above all, no single 'he'. The figure of Taliesin is a mystery. But of the variety and quality of the poems written under his sign, of their power as exemplars of the force of ecstatic poetic imagination, and of the fascinating window they offer us onto a strange and visionary world, there can be no question. In the first volume to gather all of the poems from The Book of Taliesin since 1915, Gwyneth Lewis and Rowan Williams's accessible translation makes these outrageous, arrogant, stumbling and joyful poems available to a new generation of readers.

Welsh Folk Tales

By Peter Stevenson
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Isbn : 9780750981903
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 370
  • File Pdf: welsh-folk-tales.pdf

Book Summary:

This book, a selection of folk tales, true tales, tall tales, myths, gossip, legends and memories, celebrates and honours unique Welsh stories. Some are well known, others from forgotten manuscripts or out-of-print volumes, and some are contemporary oral tales. They reflect the diverse tradition of storytelling, and the many meanings of ‘chwedlau’. If someone says, ‘Chwedl Cymraeg?’ they are asking, ‘Do you speak Welsh?’ and ‘Do you tell a tale in Welsh?’ Here is the root of storytelling, or ‘chwedleua’, in Wales. It is part of conversation.This book, one to linger over and to treasure, keeps these ancient tales alive by retelling them for a new audience.

The Religion of the Ancient Celts

By J. A. MacCulloch
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Isbn : EAN:8596547062561
  • Pages : 268
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 240
  • File Pdf: the-religion-of-the-ancient-celts.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" is perfect for those interested in the Celts from a historical, linguistic, mythological, or ethnological standpoint. The book's author, MacCulloch, covers his subject matter clearly and thoroughly. He adds references to such things as parallels with Greek mythology and Sumerian religion. The style of the book will satisfy the expert without mystifying or losing the attention of the amateur.

Sutton Companion to the Folklore

By Alexander Barrie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Isbn : 9780750954273
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 660
  • File Pdf: sutton-companion-to-the-folklore.pdf

Book Summary:

Britain's rich and varied folklore, legends and beliefs provide an insight into the island's history. Every invader, refugee or settler has helped contribute some new element or twist to the complex pattern of our national heritage. This volume provides a comprehensive companion to legends and customs in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries

By W. Y. Evans-Wentz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664191304
  • Pages : 569
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 266
  • File Pdf: the-fairy-faith-in-celtic-countries.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries" by W. Y. Evans-Wentz. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Wales and the Medieval Colonial Imagination

By M. Faletra
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9781137391032
  • Pages : 243
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 399
  • File Pdf: wales-and-the-medieval-colonial-imagination.pdf

Book Summary:

Focusing on works by some of the major literary figures of the period, Faletra argues that the legendary history of Britain that flourished in medieval chronicles and Arthurian romances traces its origins to twelfth-century Anglo-Norman colonial interest in Wales and the Welsh.

The Evolution of Modern Fantasy

By Jamie Williamson
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9781137515797
  • Pages : 245
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 601
  • File Pdf: the-evolution-of-modern-fantasy.pdf

Book Summary:

In this comprehensive study, Williamson traces the literary history of the fantasy genre from the eighteenth century to its coalescence following the success of Tolkien's work in the 1960s. While some studies have engaged with related material, there has been no extended study specifically exploring the roots of this now beloved genre.