Taliesin is interesting because in a book called The Mabinogion, which is a translation of some of the oldest Welsh stories, we have the tale of his wonderful birth and life.
One of the stories in The Mabinogion, the story of King Ludd, takes us back a long way.
King Ludd," we are told in The Mabinogion, "ruled prosperously and rebuilt the walls of London, and encompassed it about with numberless towers.
In five of the stories of The Mabinogion, King Arthur appears.
The Mabinogion, translated by Lady Charlotte Guest.
THE story of Blodeuwedd, a woman created from wild flowers, comes from the Mabinogion
, the oldest collection of folk tales in Welsh literature.
The artwork, which is being created by Literature Wales in partnership with Cadw, shows a collection of colourful cartoon characters taken from the Welsh Mabinogion
Drawing inspiration from the Welsh Mabinogion
, the artwork shows the giant Bendigeidfran, maiden Blodeuwedd and goddess Rhiannon among other figures.
Fimi further explores the degree to which Nimmo's work was influenced by Garner's--an example of source material having been digested and interpreted by succeeding generations in an experience not unlike the protagonists in Garner's Owl Service who find themselves seemingly involuntarily re-enacting the dramas from the Mabinogion
down through the generations.
Llew Jones in Welsh and drawing on the Welsh fairy traditions and stories from the Mabinogion
, this version is translated from the Welsh, yet still maintains the lilt of the original when spoken aloud.
Divided into Q&A, the text introduces the basics of primitive theology by ethnicity, as with Welch rhymer Taliesin and the Mabinogion
, Pele and Hawaiian creation lore, and the prototypical trickster and White Buffalo Woman among the North American Sioux.
Stories may include the origin of the Welsh dragon, the drowned lands in Cardigan Bay or tales from the Mabinogion