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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Recommended Reading

Evangeline Walton retells the four branches of the Welsh Mabinogion  First published in 1936, its considered to be ahead of its time.  The Mabinogion is a collection of eleven prose stories collated from medieval Welsh manuscripts. The tales draw on pre-Christian Celtic mythology, international folktale motifs, and early medieval historical traditions:

-The Island of the Mighty
-The Children of Llyr
-The Song of Rhiannon
-Prince of Annwn


  1. You are the second person in a few days to have recommended this. I'm taking it as a sign.

  2. this is one of the great books that offers the myth of Rhiannon of which I believe there is a link to the Gudrun-saga in the German Nibelungen lied - the song of the Nibelungs?

  3. I definitely see the connection.