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Math fab Mathonwy Sightings

Sightings

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

“The Battle of the Trees” in The Book of Taliesin

The poet roots himself deep in Welsh stories. He says I did some funky magic on him before he became immortal. He calls my some of nephews my sons, though, which isn’t right. This dude’s a better poet than genealogist.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Mabinogion

Dec 20, 1968

The High King by Lloyd Alexander

Taran, the hero of the series, comes out on top. He meets the High King, who’s coincidentally named “Math Son of Mathonwy” of the House of Don (like my sister’s name). Even in fiction, I’m a boss!

Dec 20, 2019

The Druids and King Arthur by Robin Melrose

Check out all the connections between Big Bad Arthur and lil’ old me. My name comes from the word “bear,” and so does Arthur’s name. Is it possible he was based on me? Huh!

Dec 20, 2019

Awen: the Quest of the Celtic Mysteries by Mike Harris

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