Recently, I realised that I don’t seem to post anything on Friday’s very often and so I decided that I should start some of feature. And this is what I came up with:- Tales of the Mabinogi.
I’ve been wanting to research more into Welsh mythology for a while and I figured doing this would be the perfect opportunity. For those of you who aren’t quite sure what the Mabinogi is, it’s a collection of eleven stories about the heroic age or mythological past of Britain. The stories were put together in the early ninteenth century, but are based on older material which may or may not be based on actual history.
The Mabinogi tends to describe all eleven stories in the collection, but there are four main tales, known as the four branches. I’m going to be looking at each of the eleven stories on Friday’s, along with some other bits of Welsh mythology such as Cantre’r Gwaelod and Bedd Gelert.
Welsh mythology is totally crazy but definitely worth finding out more about, so if you want to know more, come check out Tales of the Mabinogi!