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23 August 2006 @ 08:51 pm
I think I need to reread the Mabinogian. I can't for the life of me recall how Olwen wasn't the least bit put out when Cullwhch's successful courting caused her father (evil giant though he may be) to die. Had he never bought her a pony? Forbade her to read racy poems? Was she fully uncaring, petulant and bitchy or was he the worst dad EVAR?

I don't even know where my copy of the Mabinogian is. *sigh*
I feel: frustratedfrustrated
Nimnimue9 on August 24th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
Was there a particular reason for it, or was it just one of those bits about women that gets passed over? I grumble at the marital relationships in anything before, say, Chaucer, I don't get them at all...it's like having a husband is better than getting ten ponies and all the ice cream in the world. And if you're not on board with that philosophy, then the readers all know you're evil.

It's worth it for the earliest Arthur tales, though, and all other attendant coolness. Yay for Celtic literature dorkiness! :0)