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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Enid and Geraint

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Story from the Mabinogion, the Welsh Myths 

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Today’s story is about Knight Geraint, a irresponsible lover, who takes his wife, Lady Enid, on a long perilous quest to prove he is the grand warrior (her Night in Shining Armor) still worthy of her admiration. Told in first person with point of view from Lady Enid, who is the daughter of Earl Ynywl, and wife to Lord Geraint from the Arthurian Court. (added later). This is an ancient tale and versions cross between Wales and France - Brittany, a classic! Maybe a bit of Germanic influence included. Stories did cross with the traders, the troubadours, which rode in the trading routes.

Check out missgient.net, The Mabinogion, The Welsh Mythology, the books of translation were by Lady Charlotte Guest. The site includes more Classic European Myths and Legends.

Another good site is Timeless Myths, Arthurian Legends, Erec and Enide,
Tales of the Knights, created by Jimmy Joe, all rights, 10/2006.

4 comments:

  1. Enid and Geraint? What strange but wonderful names.

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    1. Yes from the Welsh, and their is the French and the German, stories travel.

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  2. Sounds like a good story. I wonder if he managed to get over his low self esteem during the quest
    Debbie

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  3. Yes, that was the point of the whole story, Geraint did not want that way of life and conquering and in the end, gets released and still gets his kingdom.

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