Celtic Folklore; Welsh And Manx Volume 2 by Sir John RhysCeltic Folklore; Welsh And Manx Volume 2 by Sir John Rhys

Celtic Folklore; Welsh And Manx Volume 2

bySir John Rhys

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...I.atin vales, agrees, as also the Welsh gwawd, ' poetry, sarcasm," and in Mod. Welsh,' any kind of derision.' In the Book of Taliessin syw has, besides the plurals syuryon and syuiydon (Skene, ii. 149, 152), possibly an older plural, sywel (p. 155) = suvtt-es, while for suilhe = su-vtlia we seem to have sywyd or sewyd (pp. 142, 'S3! '93! but all the passages in point are more or less obscure, 1 must confess. The boasts of Amairgen are characterized by M. d'Arbois de Jubainville as a sort of pantheism, and he detects traces of the same doctrine, among other places, in the teaching of the Irishman, known as Scotus Erigena, at the court of Charles the Bald in the ninth century: see the Cycle mythologique, p. 248. In any case, one is prepared by such utterances as those of Amairgen to understand the charge recorded in the Senchus Mdr, i. 23, as made against the Irish druids or magicians of his time by a certain Connla Cainbhreth-ach, one of the remarkable judges of Erin, conjectured by O'Curry--on what grounds I do not know--to have lived in the first century of our era. The statement there made is to the following effect:--' After her came Connla Cainbhrethach, chief doctor of Connaught; he excelled the men of Erin in wisdom, for he was filled with the grace of the Holy Ghost; he used to contend with the druids, who said that it was they that made heaven and earth, and the sea, &c., and the sun and moon, &c.' This view of the pretensions of the druids is corroborated by the fact that magic, especially the power of shape-shifting at will, was regarded as power par excellence, and by the old formula of wishing one well, which ran thus: Bendacht dee ocus andee fort, ' the blessing of gods and not-gods upon thee!' The term ' gods' in this...

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Title:Celtic Folklore; Welsh And Manx Volume 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217188494

ISBN - 13:9780217188494

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