Mabinogion coaster 'Priodas Branwen'

Mabinogion coaster 'Priodas Branwen'

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Gloss finish cork backed coaster featuring intricate illustrations by Margaret Jones, based on the stories of the Mabinogion. Priodas Branwen (Branwen's wedding) depicts the character's marriage to the cruel Matholwch.

Also in the series: Drudwy Branwen, (Branwen's starling) Gwydion y Dewin, (Gwydion the wizard) Hud ar Ddyfed (a spell over Dyfed), Lleu Llaw Gyffes

Believed to date from the late 11th and 12th centuries, the Mabinogion stories are contained within either or both medieval manuscripts the White book of Rhydderch (c. 1350) and the Red book of Hergest, dated around 1382-1410, although it is generally agreed that the stories pre-date the surviving manuscripts.

Link to White book of Rhydderch digitised by NLW:

https://www.library.wales/discover/digital-gallery/manuscripts/the-middle-ages/white-book-of-rhydderch#?c=&m=&s=&cv=&xywh=-359%2C0%2C4797%2C4079

 


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