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The Welsh mythology consists of folk-tale traditions developed in Wales and the evolution of the bardic tales of the ancient Celtics Britons, elsewhere from Edinburgh to London before the end of the first millennium, tales told in the predominantly oral Brythonic communities, the mythology and history of Cymru was recorded and collected by specialised druidic bards for future prosperity.
Much of this altered history and mythology was preserved in Medieval manuscripts, the writing and thoughts captured in ‘The Red Book Of Hengest’, – ‘The White Book Of Rhydderch’, – ‘The Book Of Aneirin’, – and finally, ‘The Book Of Taliesin’. Other books recorded in Latin were Geoffrey Of Monmouthshire’s ‘The History Of The Of Britons’, – ‘The History Of The Kings Of Britain’ – and the variously records of folklore from the independent Kingdoms of Cymru.
Such as ‘The Four Branches Of The Mabinogi’, ‘The Tale Of Pwyll’, ‘Branwen Ferch Llyr’, ‘Manawydan Fab Llyr’, ‘Math Fab Mathonwy’, ‘Cad Goddeu’, and a collection of well-composed Arthurian tales, that are definitely influenced by the Celtic way of life.
The bardic folktales are like the folklore told throughout the world with mythical creatures, animal companions with speech and human characteristics, humour about actual persons and types encountered in the Celtic world, pseudo-histories of notable people where a moral fable could be incorporated, the most important topographical tales and the use of easily recognised place-names, to enforce the feeling of the land of our fathers and mothers and lastly the Cook’s Tour of incredible voyages to foreign lands.
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