The Mabinogi and Other Medieval Welsh Tales

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Patrick K. Ford
Univ of California Press, Sep 24, 2019 - Fiction - 216 pages
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.
 

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The Mabinogi are four linked medieval Welsh tales; Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Branwen daughter of Llyr, Manawydan son of Llyr, and Math son of Mathonwy. Other tales are included in this volume, which ... Read full review

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From "Culhwch and Olwen" How Culhwch got his name, which means swine or pig: "Cilydd son of Celyddon Wledig desired a woman as well-born as himself. The woman he wanted was Goleuddydd daughter of ... Read full review

Contents

Pwyll Prince of Dyfed
33
Branwen daughter of Llŷr
55
Manawydan son of Llŷr
71
Math son of Mathonwy
87
Lludd and Lleuelys
107
Culhwch and Olwen
113
The Tale of Gwion Bach and The Tale of Taliesin
151
Cad Goddeu
175
Glossary
181
A Guide to Pronunciation
189
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Patrick K. Ford is the Margaret Brooks Robinson Research Professor of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.

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