This would suggest that a typological link was being imputed between Gruffydd and Twrch Trwyth. "Whence, man, [came]314 this ring to you? Both are mentioned in the court list. After they were told no, Bedwyr got up and seized the cauldron, putting it on the back of Hygwydd, Arthur's servant (he was a half-brother on his mother's side to Cacamwri, Arthur's servant). 1400, and a fragmented version in the White Book of Rhydderch, ca. 'unhearable'
41 Pengwaedd...Dinsol...Oeruel This seems to be a formula for expressing the furthest extremes of the Insular World, a formulaic geographical sense of the parameters of the British island as a whole that we can see emerging in the other Welsh sources from this period, most obviously the Triads (e.g. A certain Neithon (a variant spelling of the same name) is named in HG IV, which traces one branch of the paternal ancestry of Myrfyn Frych (see p.### n.###). Ardyrcheog 'exalted, famous' is also common adjective, but I have followed Sioned Davies (MAB-D. p.185) in interpreting this as a personal name, rather than epithet attached to Llenlleog or some other now-lost name. 'Chief, Head' is an unlikely personal name, suggesting that some element may have been lost in transmission. 395 mab Alun Dyfed. It is not clear why this task has not been included in Ysbaddaden's list in either version of Culhwch ac Olwen, but it looks like there may have been some confusion with a different hunting dog, that of Greid son of Eri. None of these figures are mentioned again in the tale. ", "I will tell [you]. The form eil (alter) is often used to mean 'son, heir' in medieval Welsh sources. the Os- element in the Bernician dynasty in the seventh century: Oswald, Oswiu, Osric etc.). And he got nothing, however, apart from one of his bristles. Arthur came home with the freed Mabon. The slightly stylised register in this passage may preserve the trace of a codified 'hunting language', such as we know was the preserved in Germanic aristocratic circles during the Middle Ages (see p.### below). 'T. She took the ring from the glove. 159 These two uncles of Arthur would therefore have been the sons of Am[b]laud Wledig. And a boy was begotten to them through the prayers of the country. ", "I will name it. Otherwise unknown. Otherwise unknown. Before the warriors of this island, Arthur said "Twrch Trwyth has killed many of my men. ), sometimes in the form Ner. Fercos m. Poch, C[h]oruil Beruach and Lluber Beutach would seem to equate to Fergus mac Róich, Conal Cernach and Laegaire Buadach from this Ulster cycle. From the time when they had come across the Irish Sea, he had not set eyes on them until now. 276 Eurolvyn merch [Wdolwyn Gorr]. In this text, Prydein or Prydyn usually refers specifically to the Pictish territories of the far north of Britain, rather than Britain as a whole. ", The Eagle said "I came here a long time past, and when I first came here I had a stone, and from its top I would peck the stars every evening. And thus did Kilhwch obtain Olwen, the daughter of Yspaddaden Penkawr. Charlotte Guest's suggestion of Pwll Crochan near Pembroke is not implausible. This Rhiannon is presumably the same as the Rhiannon who plays such a significant role in the Four Branches of the Mabinogi. We do not which, if either, of these sons was being referred to here. Rodway, Simon, “The date and authorship of Culhwch ac Olwen: a reassessment”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 49 (Summer, 2005), pp. ", "I have. The Romance of Arthur: An Anthology of Medieval Texts in Translation, ed. 'The one that was on the right hand side would be on the left hand side, and the one that was on the left hand side would be on the right'
30 As in many pastoral societies, cattle were the standard unit of wealth in early medieval Wales. lit. Cacamwri, as he was being pulled up, two millstones were pulling him [back] down into the depths. [Then] the men asked Arthur what was the origin of that swine. And after their union, the people put up prayers that they might have an heir. 'the night that she might sleep with you'. Here, hynny is being used with the dramatic present (once again) to emphasise the sense of wonder and surprise. And through fear of the pigs, the queen was delivered [of her child].6 And the swineherd took the boy until he came to court.7 And the boy was given a baptism, and the name 'Culhwch' put upon him, because he had been found in a pig-run.8 However, the boy was of noble birth, a cousin of Arthur was he. ", She had two feelings: she had joy [at] the coming to her of her nephew, her sister's son; and sadness because she had never seen anyone go with his soul [still] with him who had come asking for that entreaty.317, They made for the gate of the court of Custennin the Shepherd. ", "I tell you, Arthur [is only] fighting for the comb and the razor and the shears that are between the ears of the Twrch Trwyth. I was there45 in Caer Se and Asse, in Sach and Salach, in Lotor and Fotor, I was there in Greater India and Lesser India, I was there in the battle of the Two Ynyrs when twelve hostages were led from Llychlyn,46 I was there in Europe and in Africa and the islands of Corsica. He is a man of means and he will not come to you, and this is why: he is under my control. His step-mother said to him: "It would be good for you to seek a wife, boy. 'drive an enchantment'
297 deuuant lit. This curious exchange looks like a mangled version of the introductory greetings exchanged by Culhwch and Arthur above. With every flood-tide I go up the river until I come to the bend in the wall of Caer Lloyw,424 and there I found as much grief as I have ever found [before]. As we will discuss on pp.###-### below, Christianity and its clerical representatives have a surprisingly marginal role in Culhwch ac Olwen. I am not aware of any other references to either father or daughter elsewhere in the Welsh tradition. 329 a da yw ti o dihengy a'th byw genhyt lit. Casnar Wledic is named in the First Branch of the Mabinogi as father of Gloyw Wallt, grandfather of Pryderi's wife Cigfa (PKM ###).  The completion of only a few of these tasks is recorded and the giant is killed, leaving Olwen free to marry her lover. Dalldaf eil Cunin Cof appears twice in in Triad 44 as the owner of one of the Three Lover's Horses. It has been pointed out that ynys can mean both 'island' and 'realm' in a more general sense (CO pp.94-95). 'from his will'
352 Gouannon mab Don lit. Du Traws 'Black Oppressor' in Owain). 204 Gwilenhin (R: Gwilenhen) brenhin Freinc. A name of this kind is precisely the kind of cultural cargo we might expect from the 'Dyfed Connection' described on pp.###-### above. The one on the right would appear on the left, and the one on the left would appear on the right,29 like two sea-swallows sporting around him. This may be the result of a misinterpretation of an earlier form (see n.355 above), or it could be a comment on the relative cultural status of the two parties, with the use of stone (or stone-tipped) spears being a function of the primative 'pre-cultural' representation of Ysbaddaden and the monstrous/pre-Christian demographic, as opposed to the groomed, shaved and iron-using Christian court of Arthur (see p.### ff. 80 Edern mab Nud < Aeternus son of Nodens. Triad 44 mentions a certain Du Moro 'Black Moro', who bore one of the infamous horse-burdens (Marchllwyth), and who was represented as the property of Elidir Mwynfawr, a semi-legendary Coeling warlord of the Hen Gogledd who was supposed to have made a bid for the kingship of Gwynedd in the late sixth century (see p.### above). 226 Hyt na bei well y'r rethri a'r trosteu a'r tulatheu noc y'r man geirch ygwaelawt yr ysubawr lit. A similar idiom is to be found in the modern English "losing face". The unusual idiom gwyn hwyl seems to imply a heightened state of consciousness, which would be entirely appropriate for this Suibne-like figure. Such duplication is to be regarded as emphatic in function (rather than accidental or superfluous) in traditional literatures (see p.### below). 107 Gormant mab Ricca This name, occurs again later on in the list, where it is suggested that he was Arthur's half-brother
108 Menw mab Teirgwaed. This is almost identical to the exchange with the porter at Arthur's court (p.### above)
403 Dyuot y porthawr ac agorti y porth, a dyuot kei y mwyn e hun. 295 See n.254 above. The White Book omits this adverb
294 See n.256 above. I have followed Jones's and Jones's translation here. That day until the evening the Irish fought with him, but still he laid waste to a fifth of Ireland.478 The next day the host of Arthur fought with him: they only got harm from him, and nothing good. ", "Though you may get that [...] A leash [made] from the beard of Dillus Farchog,387 as there is not [anything] which can hold the two whelps other than this.388 And no-one can [get any] use from it unless he is alive when it is pulled from his beard, and it being plucked with wooden tweezers. 235 Brys uab Bryssach. Nagy (2005) has put forward the ingenious (if perhaps rather tenuous) suggestion that an elaborate allegory of the relationship between the oral and literary tradition lies behind this englyn and the motif of Dillus's beard. caballus). c.f. 47 Mil Du lit. 'Evil is to you however injuring your boy'. 298 hynny vyd kaer a welynt lit. Caer Se ac Asse) may have been pure invention, included for effect. The same institution is recalled in HB 39, in the story involving Vortigern and Faustus, the offspring of his incestuous relationship with his daughter. A certain Gurgust appears in HG 8, this time as the son of Coel Hen (and great-grandfather of Urien). Culhwch et Olwen (Welsh: Culhwch ac Olwen) est un gallois conte qui survit dans deux manuscrits sur un héros connecté avec Arthur et ses guerriers: une version complète dans le Livre rouge de Hergest, ca. This family was of course connected with Gwrtheyrnon (Vortigern) and it is possible that the unflattering portrayal of Gliui - who cuts a rather pathetic, self-pitying figure in this episode - owes something to the traditional characterisation of Vortigern. 431 See n.72 above. Some of the minor differences between the two passages include the name Cilyd in place of the earlier Cledyf, and the fact that Och, Garym and Diasbad are described as three crones (gureichon) instead of grandchildren (vyryon). ", Spoke Menw son of Teirgwaedd "Do not be afraid to go there.306 I will cast a spell307 on the dog so that he will not do any harm to anyone.". ", "When I first met the mother of that maiden, nine hestors of flax seed were sown in it it. I have nothing good in here, no pleasure, nor any wheat or oats, without you too seeking to do me harm! Both these names incorporate the Gallo-Brittonic -onos/-ona suffix, which is habitually attached to the names of divinities (e.g. A corpse I saw coming in it upon the breaking of the tide.315 I never saw a corpse as handsome as that, and [from] around his finger I got this ring. 91 Gwarthecuras < gwartheg 'cattle' + bras 'stout, strong, fat'
92 Ewingath ='Cat Claw'
93 Gallcoit Gouynynat The first name is not a recognised Welsh personal name, and seems to be formed of the elements Gall- 'enemy' and coit 'wood'. 529 Llygatrud Emys a Gwrfoddw. ", "Though you may get that [...] The horn of Gwlgawd Gododdin362 to pour out to us that night. Raise up the forks so I can get a look at what my son-in-law is made of!". The dramatic present, often used in Middle Welsh texts. You have all languages, and are conversant with some birds and animals. 'before the getting of the taking of the comb'
536 Kaffel dayar ohonaw ynteu a'e draet lit. 'What is meaning of you not opening it?' 'before the coming of Arthur'. He was the father of Gwythyr (see below), a rather more significant figure in Culhwch ac Olwen. Arthur set out towards the North, and came to the place where the cave of the hag was. For eil ('hier, second') n.85 above. Likewise, the 'Valley of Desolation' shares the same formulaic quality as some of the generic, allegorical settings in Peredur, e.g. 33 Huandaw < hy (affirmative particle, conveying aptness or capability) + andaw 'hearing', i.e. Eheubryd son of Cyfwlch,246 Gorasgwrn son of Nerth,247 Gwaeddan son of Cynfelyn Ceudog,248 Pwyll Hanner Dyn,249 Dwn Diesig Unben,250 Eiladar son of Pen Llarcan,251 Cynedyr Wyllt son of Hetwn Tal Arian,252 Sawyl Pen Uchel,253 Gwalchmai son of Gwyar,254 Gwalhafed son of Gwyar,255 Gwrhyr Gwalstawd Ieithoedd256 - he knew all languages - and Cethdrwm Offeirad.257 Clust son of Clusfeiniad258 - if he was buried seven fathoms under the earth, he would be able to hear an ant rising up from its bed in the morning fifty miles away. After a while, when all were at ease in their throng,321 the woman opened a coffer at the end of the hearth, and out came a youth with curly yellow hair. Caledfwlch, of course, was the ultimate source of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Caliburnus, which became Escalibor in Old French sources which was borrowed back into Middle English as the familiar Excalibur. of) them" Jones and Jones (MAB-J. "Though you may get that [...] The two oxen of the Bannog, "Though you may get that [...] The blood will not be effective unless is it is put on, "Though you may get that [...] Twrch Trwyth will not be hunted until Drudwyn, the whelp of Graid son of Eri, is obtained. ", "Though you may get that [...] Twrch Trwyth will never be hunted without getting the son of Alun Dyfed.395 A good unleasher is he. All the huntsmen went to hunt the pigs then, as far as Dyffryn Llychwr.509 And Grugyn Gwallt Eraint and Lwydog Gofyniad510 charged at them, and killed all the huntsmen so that not one of them escaped alive except one man. Peth is used adjectivally here (GMW p.96). 'The walking from them that day'. And he went with all those hosts over to Ireland, and there was great fear and trembling before him in Ireland. No more is known about this daughter of Bedwyr. And as for me, the roots of my wings are like stumps. Like its Irish cognate feiss, the term gwest in this context emphasises the public/ritual aspect of the union. And after their union, the people put up prayers that they might have an heir. Clememyl's only daughter. "308, "There is no injury afflicting me other than my wife. For neges "errand, mission, entreaty" see n.317 above. Send Hir Amren and Hir Eidol543 into the cave." There is a structural parallelism here between Arthur as Penn Teyrned, Ysbaddaden as Pencawr and Yskithyrwyn as Penn Beid. Eiriawn Penlloran is completely unknown to any other source. Rhuawn Pebyr (apparently a different individual) is named as one of the Three Fair Lords (Gwyndeyrn) of the Island of Britain in Triad 3. Ymroi means 'try one's best' in Modern Welsh and this seems to be the sense that best fits this context. I know it is not his own wrong that is being avenged upon him.". As he was being pulled up, it was pulling him [back] down into the depths. 482 The harbour at the mouth of the River Alun, five miles south of St Davids. These, however, are all here for good reason; they help to explain the importance of family lineage, landscape, animals, maturing, and the environment to the culture and people during the time it was written.… In the latter form, Dillus is alluded to in the marwnad or death song addressed by the poet Cynddelw to Owain Gwynedd (d.1170) which may well have been roughly contemporary with Culhwch ac Olwen, or shortly after it. 373 Keffir lit. They journeyed until they came to a vast open plain, wherein they saw a great castle, which was the fairest of the castles of the world. 415 Here, perhaps, we have are witnessing the early stages in Arthur's evolution into the roi fainéant 'the do nothing king', as he became in the later Romance tradition - an aging, sedentary figure who delegates an increasing proportion of his active responsibilities to younger and more virile members of his court community. 310 Meredic a wyr. The hostile view of these native kinglets from the Southeast is noteworthy (see p.###), but the significance of the bovine transformation itself or the relocation these figures to the Pictish border is otherwise unclear. the Horseman'. Osla Gyllellfawr approached, with Manawydan son of Llŷy and Cacamwri, Arthur's servant, and Gwyngelli, and closed in on him. 115 Iona Urenhin Freinc. 132 Reidwn Arwy. These names seem to represent a composite of Hiberno-Norse, Anglo-Norman and Flemish onomastics. The tale has a simple plot but an often complex cast of characters. This kind of stylised iteration represents a characteristic form that is found in a number other archaic vernacular Celtic contexts, e.g. ", "Though you may get that [...] The cup of Llwyr son Llwyrion,358 which has the best drink inside it, since there is no vessel in the world other than that which can hold359 [such] a strong drink. Cai had a power: as long as nine nights and nine days could he be without sleep. 539 gware lit. After that, Arthur went over to Brittany with Mabon son of Mellt455 and Gware Gwallt Euryn to seek the two dogs of Glythfyr Ledewig.456 After getting them, Arthur went over to the West of Ireland to look for Gwrgi Seferi457 and Odgar son of Aedd King of Ireland458 along with him. Here I suggested that a pre-existing tradition of Pryderi as a protector of the herds of Dyfed may have been the inspiration for this anecdote relating to Ôl and his father's pigs. Geraint ap Erbin was also the subject of an early poem in the englyn meter in which Arthur is also mentioned (see p.### above). While we cannot be certain how much of an independent existance Dillus himself might have had in the Welsh tradition, the motif of giants and beard-chopping seems to have been well-established within the Arthurian complex, as can be seen by the cognate adventure described by Geoffrey of Monmouth in HRB X:165, in which Arthur defeats (and de-beards) the giant Ritho. 492 Reidwn vab Eli Atfer ac Iscouan Hael Both of these name occurs in the court-list, see nn.137-138 above. Drust and its diminutive Drosten appear in the Pictish king lists (see p.### above), and the latter is cognate with the Welsh Drystan. 254 Gwalchmai mab Gwyar. These allusions were almost certainly derived, directly or otherwise, from Culhwch ac Olwen itself. Don't be sad either, he has a boy. )', one of the 'substantive' names similar to those found in the latter part of the Court List. Cursed be the forge in which it was smelted! 'Anwas the Winged One'. 512 Mynynd Amanw. 'Alas, Scream and Yell'. Whoever would see her would love her completely. Gwyar is usually given as the name of Gwalchmai's mother (CO pp. Bromwich and Evans (CO p.101) relate these to ysgryd 'shiver' and ysgud 'swift' respectively. Gwest is associated with ideas of lodging and hospitality in the modern language, but its older sense is preserved in forms such as cywestach 'sexual intercourse; lover, wedded partner'. The tips of his hair would not stir: so light [was] the canter of the steed beneath him as he made for the door at the court of Arthur.31, "There is, and as for you, may your head not be your own for asking!32 I am Arthur's porter on the kalends of January, but my deputies [serve] for the [rest of] the year after that, [these are] none other than: Huandaw,33 Gogigwr,34 Llaesgymyn35 and Penpingion36 - who goes about on his head to spare his feet, not in the air but [rather] on the ground, like a stone rolling about on the floor of the court. ", Spoke the woman "What entreaty are you bringing here?" And he gave them protection, and they gave him their blessings in return. The swineherd finds Culhwch in the pigs' run, and takes him back to his father Cilydd. ", Spoke they "Do not shoot at us. The -gi suffix would derive from ci 'dog'. 'Drust Iron Fist'. And the warriors ranged along both banks of the Nyfer.490 [Then] the three sons of Cledyf Difwlch arrived, men who had got great fame from killing Ysgithrwyn Pen Baedd. Arthur's nephew was he, son of his sister, and his kinsman. It was a relatively recent introduction into the Welsh system of royal inheritance, and one which the legal theoreticians of the Central Middle Ages were still in the process of clarifying (LHD p.6-7, see also Parker (2005) p.##). Culhwch and Olwen is a Welsh story that survives in only two manuscripts: a complete version in the Red Book of Hergest, ca. 'fellow, companion') is an uncommon personal name, but is attested as a patronymic at various points in the Gododdin (see CO p.43). Otherwise unknown. Probably a duplicate of Gwenwynwyn mab Naw who appears earlier on in this list. Two other sons of Dôn, Gwydion and Gilfaethwy, play a central role in the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi, where they are strongly associated with magic, craft and trickery. 'that you are able to ask.' 'victorious'
408 mal nat oed vwy no dim ganthunt lit 'like it was no greater than nothing to them'. There were several historical Irish kings, on the other hand, who bore the name Aed. From that night until the end of the next year, Arthur's messengers were searching. "381, "Though you may get that [...] There is no hunter in the world who can handle that dog382 except Mabon son of Modron,383 who was taken from his mother when he was three nights old.384 No-one knows where he is, or what he is: whether he is alive or dead. As with Dyfnwal Moel, and the sons of Nwython listed below, these names appear to derive from a Central Belt context, and might even represent part of the core of the retinue of the original Northern Arthur. From there he went to Dyffryn Amanw,517 and there Banw and Bennwic518 were killed. ", "Though you may get that [...] There is no hunter in the world who can hold these two whelps except Cynedyr Wyllt son of Hettwn Glafyriog.389 Nine times wilder is he than the wildest beast on the mountain. 528 Hir Peissawc. ", "[The boon] I name is for you to get me Olwen daughter of Yspaddaden Bencawr, and I invoke69 it [in the name of] your warriors. And he overcame his caer and his territory. The coercive psycho-social power of this ritualised outburst was taken sufficiently seriously to be subject to some specific legal controls in the medieval law codes: see The Law of Hywel Dda (ed. gofyniad 'suitor, suppliant'. The form here is closer to the Guidolwyn Corr mentioned in the Anaoethau. Blood from the wind it could draw - it was as quick as the first dewdrop [running down] from the stalk to the ground, during the heaviest dew in the month of June. This is the first in a number of these substantive 'generic' names, signalling the entry into the cartoonish world of Arthur's court. Beidd[i]og 'daring, bold, presumptuous'. I have followed Sioned Davies and Jones and Jones in interpreting this as an assessment by Odgar's host of the size/strength of Arthur's 'light retinue'. 433 Pumlumon lit. 1400, et une version fragmentée dans le Livre Blanc de Rhydderch, ca. 'I will drive an enchantment', c.f. 450 Nwython. 81 Adwy m. Geraint This is usually emended to Cadwy (the C having attached itself to the preceding ac 'and'). 'kindling could be that to them to light a fire'
291 arswydwys lit. All of a sudden, a caer of mortared stone could be seen,401 the biggest of [all] the caers in the world. 'Nodawl Boar-Beard'. Culhwch and Olwen has, therefore, a liminal status, standing as it does between an oral tradition and a literary composition, the fusion of which many scholars regard as having been only partially successful. pp.### above. His role in Erec (and its Welsh version Geraint) is strongly suggestive of an original role as a pagan adversary integrated into the Arthurian community following his defeat/redemption, a pattern which may also explain the presence of figures such as Mabon and Manawyt in the Arthurian retinue from a relatively early stage. 'which there might be three hundred boats upon it'
225 Cacamwri. Tared Wledig, his father, is otherwise unknown. 307 Yrraf lledrith lit. 1325.It is the longest of the surviving Welsh prose tales. 'Might son of Strength'. "Hope is to me the mission which you might go about it its getting"
417 Cilgwri = 'the cell of Gwri'. 399 Wrnach Kawr 'Wrnach the Giant' - otherwise unknown in the Welsh tradition. Dalldaf (< dall 'blind'). ", "Though you may get that [...] Arthur and his hunters to hunt Twrch Trwyth. 104-105), so this would be a rare example in the court list of a hero being designated by their matronymic in place of the usual patronymic or epithet. He said "He was a king, and because of his sins God turned him into a swine.". 457 Gwrgi Severi. Otherwise unknown. , The description of Culhwch riding on his horse is frequently mentioned for its vividness, and features of the Welsh landscape are narrated in ways that are reminiscent of Irish onomastic narratives. His caer or fortress may have been an established place of otherworld adventure. He was no worse a guide in a country he had never seen before than in his own country. We have already seen that he played no part in the acquisition of Wrnarch Gawr's sword. It will be no worse for you there than for Arthur in the court. Why are you ill-at-ease? I will not deceive anyone who holds faith with me. c.f. 422 Gwern Abwy lit. The epithet 'Half Naked' presents a rather primitive aspect, perhaps reflecting the habit (alluded to by Gildas, DEB 19.2) of Pictish and Irish warriors going into battle naked as a sign of bravery, which may itself be linked with the 'lycanthropic' magico-religious practices of the fiana and other secret societies of the heroic age (see pp.### ff. There are grounds for suspecting that the Culhwch ac Olwen episode was derived from the imagery of Preiddeu Annwfn rather than vice versa, and that Llenlleaog is a corruption of llwch Lleawc, perhaps under the influence of the personal name Lleminog. n.114 above). n.350 above), and she may (as W J Gruffydd and others have suggested) have originally been the consort of Tigernonos(> Teyrnon), the Divine Lord (see n.165 above), and perhaps a reflex of the Gallo-Brittonic horse goddess Epona (see Parker, 2005, p.191-192, 647-648). Later in the Old Welsh period this eponymous mythical king of Gloucester became known as Gloiu or Gloyw, in which form he appears in the genealogy of the ruling dynasty of Buellt and Gwrtheyrnion given in HB 49 (see p.### above). "Though you may get that [...] Twrch Trwyth will never be hunted without getting the son of Alun Dyfed. The sons of Caw were originally known through the hagiography of Gildas Sapiens (see p. ### above), where they are associated with the North British territory of Arecluta (Alt Clud, i.e. This name appears to correspond with Brusc son of Briscethach, who is named in the Vita Cadocii as the great-great grandfather of the saint's mother Gwladus. Culhwch ( prononciation galloise: , avec la consonne finale sonne comme « loch » écossais), dans la mythologie galloise, est le fils de fils Cilydd de Celyddon et Goleuddydd, un cousin d' Arthur et le protagoniste de l'histoire Culhwch et Olwen ( le plus ancien des gallois médiéval contes annexée à Lady Charlotte Guest édition de la Mabinogi). ", Said Cai "O Chieftain, you are insulting Arthur too much. Therefore, this kind of forced entry into the court community might be regarded as a set-piece in the heroic biography of the Insular Celtic world. ", "Though you may get that [...] The Birds of Rhiannon:364 the ones which can wake the dead and put the living to sleep I want to entertain me that night. "Cursed savage son-in-law! 427 ae yr catwent ac ymlad lit. The epithet Cof, meaning 'mind, memory, memorial', may even be a reference to the monument itself. 'more difficult would be longer than that'. And they had a son through the prayers of the people. The phonetic resemblance to Gwenhyfar, who was also held responsible for the Battle of Camlann in some traditions, is noteworthy. Spoke Arthur: "My heart is growing fond towards you. 'Why is there evil upon you?' He will have another peculiarity: if he is a son of mine, he will be tenacious. In the folklore of more recent times he was represented as having the stature of a giant (CO pp. ", Then Cai arises. See nn.238-248 for commentary and explanation. ", "Though you may get that [...] Gwyn Myngddwn, horse of Gweddw - he is swift as a wave is he - for Mabon to ride385 to the hunting of Twrch Trwyth. It is the longest of the surviving Welsh prose tales. Culhwch is identified as the “first cousin to Arthur” (80) in the first paragraph of the story, and this linking of lesser and better known characters through ties of family or marriage runs throughout Culhwch and Olwen with at least as much importance as the plot itself. Grugyn Gwrych Eraint480 - like wings of silver were all his bristles, the path he would follow through the wood and the meadow could be seen by the glitter of his bristles.  The title is a later invention and does not occur in early manuscripts.. He made that promise to her. 516-520. 361 y nos y kysco genhyt lit. 306 Na uid amgeled genwch mynet yno lit. ", Spoke Gwrhyr Gwalstawd Ieithoedd "Is there a porter? 34 Gogigwr < go (particle, carrying the meaning 'sub-' or 'under') + cigwr 'butcher, executioner, meat-eater'. (p.### above). 210 Kelli a Chuel. The epithet Brosc also occurs in one of the Irish pedigrees of the Deisi tribe whose connections with the old house of Dyfed we have also noted. This group of names, then, might be said to bear the trace of the Gwynedd connection - the transmission of Arthurian (bardic) lore from the Lothian/Stirlingshire region into Northwest Wales via Strathclyde and the Isle of Man (see p.### above). Bromwich and Evans (CO p.164) suggest that the association of these incidents with this area may have arisen from a local toponymic legend to explain the name of Brynaman village, associated by folk-etymology with the form banw 'pigling' which is used in the text at this stage. 203 Gwruan Gwallt Auwyn 'Gwrfan Afwyn-Hair'. ' - otherwise unknown uwch Uffern ]. `` following the conclusions Simon. That uncertain territory between the human and the hosts of Arthur 's nephew was he, son of,... In and around Wales have this name is known about this figure along banks! 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