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Author Topic: Finding Myrddin  (Read 13686 times)
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« Reply #10: May 29, 2007, 05:40:37 pm »

Time frame is always going to be difficult, the Myrrdin and Taliesin of bardic fame are early 6th century. But the early stories harp back to a much earlier era. I definitely recommend doing the research, start light though, anything by John or Caitlin Matthews is a fairly reliable and good place to start, those guys actually walk ther talk; but beware taking thier translations too literally, they do have a habit of "seeing" things in thier perspective a bit to much and not above a bit of doctoring of the tales to make it fit thier paradigm is necessary.

But they do give a good grounding in the basic stories, once your ready look at skene's "four ancient books" which is riddled with work attributed to the bard Myrddin rather than the Myrrdin of the Romances and Geoffrey of Monmouth. There are a couple of storming new translation of the mabinogi out at the moement, you lucky guys have got Will Parkers exisite work of mastery out very soon published by bardic press (and if anybody is willing to be bribed into shipping me a copy to the UK I will be forever indebted), and also Oxford university press has just released Sioned Davies new translation, which I am thoroughly loving, lol the SO is starting to think I am OCD I have so many translations.

I'll keep that in mind. *scribbles down names, the librarians will love me tonight!* I feel two research projects coming on - one for Myrddin and one for a basic understanding of the myths and history. *sigh* I always find a way to make things more complicated, it seems. Wink

On a side note I notice you say you are a seeker of Gwyddon, an interesting appelation, I will assume you mean the US version rather than that which stemmed from Ioan Enion from the region of Lake Tegid who founded the tradition?

What Mari said. Cheesy

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