Sy abl fodd Sibli fain: Sibyl in Medieval Wales

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Celtic scholars honor their venerable colleague with 29 essays. Among their topics are heroic dogs and men in the Finn ballads and tales, the death of Dafydd ap Gwilym, Sibyl in Medieval Wales, Elis Gruffydd's meditations of idolatry, medieval heroics without heroes or epics, poetry and pillowtalk, Liadain and Cuirithir and the role of the woman-poet, person-switching in Celtic panegyric, instruction riddles in Welsh law, convergences and tensions among metaphors and metonyms for the heroic society in early Welsh poetry, James Joyce's aural aesthetics, the Old Irish word for fleshfork, and Aogan O Rathaille's shoes and the mock-warrant. Quotations in Irish and Welsh are followed by English translations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHeroic Poets and Poetic Heroes in Celtic Tradition
PublisherFour Courts Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)1851828494
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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