The Mabinogion (Paperback)

The Mabinogion By Gwyn Jones (Translated by), Thomas Jones (Translated by) Cover Image

The Mabinogion (Paperback)

By Gwyn Jones (Translated by), Thomas Jones (Translated by)


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'So they took the blossoms of the oak, and the blossoms of the broom, and the blossoms of the meadow-sweet, and produced from them a maiden, the fairest and most graceful that man ever saw...'

In this superb collection of tales, Celtic mythology and Arthurian romance come together to form a fascinating, deep-seated and powerful interpretation of British history. The tales include the story of the shape-shifter, Gwydion, who created a woman out of flowers; a murdered husband turned into an eagle; Math the magician; a magical board, dragons witches and giants.

These wondrous creatures live in the same world as kings and heroes, quests for honour, and stories of revenge, chivalry, honour and love.

THE MABINOGIAN remains one of the greatest and most influential works of myth and legend ever created.

Princess Gwenllian, daughter of the King of Gwynedd, is said to be the author of the Mabinogion, the 800-year-old collection of Celtic tales of romance and adventure, whose unknown author has always been thought to be a man. The first modern publications were English translations by William Owen Pughe of several tales in journals from 1795 onwards. However it was Lady Charlotte Guest who first published the full collection,bilingually in Welsh and English, around 1838-1845.
Product Details ISBN: 9780460872973
ISBN-10: 0460872974
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication Date: May 10th, 2022
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Everyman Library
A magnificent achievement ... it is hard to think that in scholarship or as a piece of English prose the present translation will ever be bettered—THE WELSH REVIEW

Magisterial ... the authoritative translation, notable for its meticulous scholarship and a fine literary style—OXFORD COMPANION TO THE LITERATURE OF WALES