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The Mabinogion

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Length: 346 pages6 hours

Summary

First told orally by unknown generations of Welsh storytellers, "The Mabinogion" was subsequently written down in the 13th century in the form of a collection of prose tales. These stories draw on pre-Christian Celtic myth, folklore, and Welsh history and tradition to tell a magical set of stories that reach back to the Iron Age and Arthurian romance. These eleven tales are set in both the land of Wales and a dim otherworld, with a wide cast of vibrant characters who bring their dreamlike world to life. From two brothers who scheme to kidnap a virgin to a chieftain who roams foreign lands when his own is spellbound, "The Mabinogion" is full of magicians and shape-shifters, witches and giants, dragons and knights, all of whom interact in a country struggling to preserve its independence. With tales of Arthurian quests of honor and stories of revenge and love, "The Mabinogion" is a fantastical collection of myth, legend, and romance that has fascinated and entertained readers since medieval times.

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