Mabinogion coaster 'Drudwy Branwen'
Mabinogion coaster 'Drudwy Branwen'

Mabinogion coaster 'Drudwy Branwen'

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Gloss finish cork backed coaster featuring intricate illustrations by Margaret Jones, based on the stories of the Mabinogion. Drudwy Branwen (Branwen's starling) depicts the starling which the character tames, and tasks with delivering her plea for rescue to her brother, in Branwen's story. Choice of 2 designs.

Also in the series: Priodas Branwen, (Branwen's wedding) 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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