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The Mabinogion by Unknown
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Jan 20, 2011

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bookshelves: classics, myth-or-folklore
Read from January 20 to 28, 2011

As much as I love medieval tales, it took me awhile to get into this. Some of it I loved (Rhiannon, Pryderi, and Taliesin were great), but some of the tales were disjointed and repetitive. I would like to read it again with a different translation to see if that makes a difference -- I think Lady Charlotte Guest's archaic style got in the way of the text, at least for me.

Still, there were a number of good stories in this collection, and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in King Arthur or folklore. And I won't lie... I got a little happy inside whenever I spotted names that were used in The Dark is Rising or The Chronicles of Prydain.

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