The Mabinogion: The Red Book of Hergest (Forgotten Books)

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"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 the library of Oxford University. Mabinogion means 'tales of youth'; although this appellation only applies to a few of the stories, Lady Guest appropriated it as the title of this book, and The Mabinogion is now used as the name of the entire collection. The stories are based on historical characters and incidents from the dark ages in Wales and environs, embellished with supernatural and folklore elements. Throughout there are echoes of primordial Celtic mythology and folklore, including the ancient gods and goddesses.

The first five tales are Welsh versions of incidents from the Arthurian canon. The Mabinogion per se consists of the four connected narratives (called 'the branches') from Pwll, Prince of Dyved, through Math, the Son of Mathonwy. Following these are three additional stories, including the legend of one of the most famous bards of Wales, Taliesin.

The Mabinogion is one of the masterpieces of world literature, and a must-read for anyone who wants to have an understanding of Celtic lore." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)

Table of Contents:

Publisher’s Preface; Preface To The Second Edition.; Introduction; The Lady Of The Fountain; Notes To The Lady Of The Fountain.; Versions In Other Languages; Note On The Forest Of Breceliande, And The Fountain Of Baranton.; Llyn Dulyn In Snowdon.; Peredur The Son Of Evrawc; Notes To Peredur The Son Of Evrawc.; Notice Of Various Other Versions.; Geraint The Son Of Erbin; Notes To Geraint The Son Of Erbin.; Notice Of Various Other Versions.; Kilhwch And Olwen; Notes To Kilhwch And Olwen.; The Dream Of Rhonabwy; Notes To The Dream Of Rhonabwy.; Pwyll Prince Of Dyved; Notes To Pwyll Prince Of Dyved.; Branwen The Daughter Of Llyr; Notes To Branwen The Daughter Of Llyr.; Manawyddan The Son Of Llyr; Manawyddan The Son Of Llyr.; Math The Son Of Mathonwy; Notes To Math The Son Of Mathonwy.; The Dream Of Maxen Wledig; Maxen Wledig.; Here Is The Story Of Lludd And Llevelys; Lludd And Llevelys.; Taliesin; Notes To Taliesin.; Endnotes

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Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, Esoteric and Mythology. www.forgottenbooks.org

Forgotten Books is about sharing information, not about making money. All books are priced at wholesale prices. We are also the only publisher we know of to print in large sans-serif font, which is proven to make the text easier to read and put less strain on your eyes.

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"Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Guest, (née Bertie) (May 19, 1812 – January 15, 1895), was a British translator and businesswoman. An important figure in the study of Welsh literature and the Welsh language, she is best known for her pioneering translation of the major medieval work, the Mabinogion." (Quote from wikipedia.org)

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