Tag Archives: Welsh mythology

Graham Anderson’s King Arthur in Antiquity

Why are the King Arthur stories so enduring in the popular imagination? And why did they captivate mediaeval Europe? Did the crusaders bring these stories to the middle east, or were the stories waiting for them when they got there? … Continue reading

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Donna R. White’s A Century of Welsh Myth in Children’s Literature

The prospect of an adult discussion of some of my favorite childhood authors has great appeal, if only because it legitimates my occasional re-reading of Alan Garner and Lloyd Alexander as an adult. Although my adult self wishes to quarrel … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Gantz’s The Mabinogion & Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones’ The Mabinogion 

Grand quests, swords, sorcery, gods, mortals, love, war, and a healthy sense of mystery can all be found in The Mabinogion. These eleven ancient Welsh tales date back to somewhere around 1200 in written form and are classics of the … Continue reading

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Alan Garner’s The Owl service audiobook

I must have first read Alan Garner’s The Owl Service some forty years ago when I was interested in all things concerning Welsh mythology. I wanted a hardcover first edition which cost a pretty penny at the time. I mention … Continue reading

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Alan Garner’s The Owl Service

This is a magical book, and the finest of Alan Garner’s young adult novels. Now, a lot of people associate magic with ethereal forces, great quests and spells and all that, and indeed spells can be found in several of … Continue reading

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