5 thoughts on “Christianised Myths?

  1. Very interesting. I’ve never quite been able to put my finger on who or what Gwydion is so thank you for presenting him so clearly. I also hadn’t thought of his spell in creating Blodeuwedd as coercing the land into form or of Lleu as a representation of the rotting patriarchy. A whole new perspective!

  2. Fascinating analysis!

    I think you are right to see Lleu and Blodeuwedd as a pair who are both manipulated by the magic of Gwydion in the tale. Gwydion is clearly a trickster and I think you are also right to stress that the tales are to be taken at face value rather than transformations of something else, so disapproval of the way he behaves is perfectly possible without regarding this as as a christian veneer on the values of the tale and its significance in mythological terms.

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