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By Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan

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This designated variety of the well-established sequence Arthurian Literature is dedicated to Celtic fabric. Contributions, from top specialists in Celtic experiences, conceal Welsh, Irish and Breton fabric, from medieval texts to oral traditions surviving into smooth occasions. the amount displays present tendencies and new ways during this box while additionally making to be had in English fabric hitherto inaccessible to these without analyzing wisdom of the Celtic languages.

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Gantz (London, 1976), p. 140. 21 ANN DOOLEY the old Fenian hero Caílte and St Patrick together in massive tale-telling sessions there is a general request from Patrick to tell another tale; and upon his asking about the mounts of the Fíanna, Caílte proceeds to tell the story of a Fenian hunt on Benn Edair (Howth Head). As the tale may be unfamiliar to non-Irish readers I supply a text and translation as an appendix (see p. 00 below). In order to assess the interest of this tale for present purposes it is necessary to place it first in the context of the work to which it belongs.

Murphy, Early Irish Literature (London, 1966), pp. 98–9. B. F. Roberts, ‘Tales and Romances’, pp. 215–16. 35 SIONED DAVIES he may have felt that certain episodes were better-known than others, and that there was no need to write them out in full. One can certainly argue that the first two sections of the tale are more ‘fixed’ with a chronological, rational structure to the narrative. The redactor is here at his most creative, pushing conventional storytelling techniques to their limit. Several passages draw attention to themselves, in particular Glewlwyd’s oration, and the two long lists.

For parallels in Old English, see P. Sims-Williams, ‘The Significance of the Irish Personal Names in Culhwch ac Olwen’, Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 29 (1982), 600–20 (p. 602), and Bromwich and Evans, Culhwch and Olwen, pp. 58–9. ’ He invoked his gift in the name of Cai and Bedwyr . ) The end of Culhwch’s catalogue echoes these opening lines: Arnadunt oll y hasswynwys Kulwch mab Kilid y gyuarws. 29 Indeed, one could argue that we have here the remnants of a catalogue poem, not unlike the Pa gur yv y porthaur?

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