Cambridge University Press, 2. jun. 2016 - 328 sider
John Rhys (1840-1915), the son of a Welsh farmer, studied at Oxford and in Germany, and became the first professor of Celtic languages at Oxford in 1877. His research ranged across the fields of linguistics, history, archaeology, ethnology and religion, and his many publications were instrumental in establishing the field of Celtic studies. This two-volume work, published in 1901, had its beginnings in the late 1870s, when Rhys began collecting Welsh folk tales, several of which appear, with English translations, in Volume 1. Volume 2 analyses recurring Welsh themes, including submerged cities, water spirits and rivers; caves, heroes and treasure; place-names and Arthurian legends. It also considers, in a more global context, topics such as name magic, shape shifting, and the fairy as 'other'. Rhys discusses the difficulties of interpreting folkloric motifs and discovering their origins, and the blurred borders between story and history, myth and superstition.
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afanc Amanw Amman ancestors ancient Anglesey Annwn Arthur Aryan Bannog boar Book Brynach Brythonic Bwlch Caer Caier called Cardiganshire Carmarthenshire cave Celtic Celts Cúchulainn Cyhiraeth Dinas Dinas Emrys district divinity Dôn druids Dun Cow dwarf Dwyfan Dyfed English fact fairies father folklore genitive given Gofannon Goidelic Grugyn Gwydion Gwyned heard ILew ILydaw ILyn ILyr instance Ireland Irish island Isle killed king known Kulhwch lake language Latin legend Mabinogi Mabinogion magic magician Manawydan meaning mentioned mountain native neighbourhood occurs Oeth origin Owen Lawgoch Oxford Mabinogion perhaps Picts place-names poem possibly probably Prydain Pryderi question race regarded rendered represented Revue Celtique Rhita Rhys river seems Snowdon soul spelling stone story suggested suppose swine Taliessin tion told traces Triad Tuatha Dé Tuatha Dé Danann Twrch Trwyth Wales warriors Welsh woman word Ystrad Yw