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The Mabinogion
Welsh mythological prose finds its most enchanting breath in the Mabinogion, a collection of stories about the gods and goddesses of the Celtic Britons. More formally the work is known as the Four Branches of the Mabinogi. Although the full set of tales...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Arianrhod
Silverwheel. Welsh. The mother of Llew, the tale of how she needed to be guiled into granting him a name and arms is a mainstay of the Mabinogion. She is associated with Night, with the star Polaris, and her hall is said to be the aurora borealis. As her name...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Branwen
White raven, white crow. Welsh In the Mabinogion, She is a central figure in being wed to the High King of Ireland and thereby encompassing the doom of both the Irish and Britons, when her brother Bran invades Ireland to rescue her from the degradation she...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Llew Llaw Gyffes
(bright one of the steady hand). Welsh. The Cymric equivalent of Lugh. In the Mabinogion, he is portrayed as a youth who struggles against a series of malign geases cast by his mother, Arianrhod, and is assisted by Gwydion. He is later severely injured out of...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Gods of Ancient Wales and the Celtic Britons
A common temptation is to think that civilization reached Great Britain through the vehicle of Roman occupation. But Celtic civilization existed in Britain centuries before the Latins' arrival, and before the Celts, societies existed in Britain sophisticated...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
The Raven: Balancing Man and Nature
"He likes bright abalone shells, silver beads, endless vittles, gossip and warm sleeps over the smoke hole. The Raven-ego is the lover-to-be who wants "a sure thing." The Raven-ego is afraid passion will end. He is afraid and tries to avoid the...
Symbology >> Animals
Orr, Emma Restall: Joint Chief of the British Druid Order
Bobcat, Joint Chief of the British Druid Order, Priestess, author, poet and singer Emma Restall Orr has books to her credit including keystone works 'Principles of Druidry', 'Spirits of the Sacred Grove' & 'Ritual: A Guide To Life, Love And Inspiration', as...
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The Mabinogion - Ancient Order of Druids in America
Mabinogion and the Romance of the Continent; but as I advanced, I became better acquainted with the closeness and extent of that connexion, its history, and  ...
Analytic Combinatorics of the Mabinogion Urn - Inria
Analytic Combinatorics of the Mabinogion Urn. Philippe Flajolet1 and Thierry Huillet2. 1Algorithms Project, INRIA Rocquencourt,.
Analytic Cominatorics of the Mabinogion and OK-Corral Urns
Ehrenfest and Mabinogion. Friedman and OK-Corral. Analytic Combinatorics of the Mabinogion and OK-Corral Urns.
Mapping the Mabinogion: A Guide to Prydain
book reviews. 93. Mapping the Mabinogion: A Guide to Prydain by Norma Bagnall.
Analytic Combinatorics of the Mabinogion Urn - Discrete
The Mabinogion urn is a simple model of the spread of influences amongst ... the evolution of the Mabinogion urn, based on a time-reversal transformation ...

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The Mabinogion: Wales' monsters and mythical beasts
"I know where you are going," a woman tells heroic Peredur as he journeys through mythical Wales, "you are going to fight the (lake) monster.
'Nobody got it' - How Groggs evolved from Mabinogion
'Nobody got it' - How Groggs evolved from Mabinogion. 6 February 2016 Last updated at 11:37 GMT. The inspiration for the Grogg Shop was not rugby players, but giants from the children's books, the Mabinogion.
Myths to be brought to life in West Dorset by storyteller Cath Little
ROUGH magic, Welsh myths, and stories are being brought to life to connect the land and people.
What's the real story behind the success of the Irish short story?
And while we have a “founding” legend in The Táin, composed as it is of tragedies, histories and heroic tales, again, so too do other cultures (The Mabinogion, Beowulf, The Bhagavad-Gita etc).
Cerys Matthews shares passion for Mabinogion Welsh folk tales
The Mabinogion is made up of 11 tales set in a magical landscape featuring magical white horses and heroic men. Matthews visits the Bodleian Library in Oxford to examine the 14th Century manuscript - The Red Book Of Hergest - which includes four of the ...

Suggested Web Resources

Mabinogion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mabinogion are the earliest prose literature of Britain. The stories were compiled in the 12th–13th century from earlier oral traditions by medieval Welsh  ...
Mabinogion
The Mabinogion texts are concerned with the heroic age or mythological past of the British Isles. They were not original compositions, drawing as they did on ...
The Mabinogion Index
This is Lady Guests' translation of the Mabinogion. The Mabinogion is a cycle of Welsh legends collected in the Red Book of Hergest, a manuscript which is in ...
Amazon.com: The Mabinogion (Oxford World's Classics
Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, and an intriguing interpretation of British history--these are just some of the themes embraced by the anonymous authors of ...
Mabinogion - Timeless Myths
Mabinogion was a collection of twelve tales from the Welsh myths.

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