Texts

Branwen uerch Lyr‘Branwen daughter of Llŷr’

  • Middle Welsh
  • prose
  • Mabinogion

Classification

Mabinogion

Sources

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Hughes, Ian, Bendigeiduran uab Llyr, Aberystwyth: CAA, 2017.  
New edition of the Second Branch of the Mabinogi.
[ed.] Thomson, Derick S. [ed.], Branwen Uerch Lyr: the second of the Four Branches of the Mabinogi, edited from the White Book of Rhydderch, with variants from the Red Book of Hergest and from Peniarth 6, Mediaeval and Modern Welsh Series 2, Dublin: DIAS, 1961.
[ed.] Williams, Ifor, Pedeir Keinc y Mabinogi, allan a Lyfr Gwyn Rhydderch, 2nd ed., Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1951.
TITUS – electronic edition: <link>
White Book of Rhydderch text
[tr.] Davies, Sioned [tr.], The Mabinogion, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
[tr.] Bollard, John K., The Mabinogi: legend and landscape of Wales, Llandysul: Gomer Press, 2006.  
comments: English translation of four branches of the Mabinogi, with notes on the text.
[tr.] Ford, Patrick K., The Mabinogi and other medieval Welsh tales, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977.
[tr.] Jones, Gwyn, and Thomas Jones (tr.), The Mabinogion, Everyman’s Library 97, 2nd ed., London: Dent, 1974.
23–37
[tr.] Gantz, Jeffrey (tr.), The Mabinogion, Penguin Classics, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1976.

Secondary sources (select)

Meulder, Marcel, “Un rapprochement entre deux épisodes du Mabinogi de Branwen et du Mahābhārata”, Ollodagos: actes de la Société Belge d'Études Celtiques 28 (2013): 219–223.
Rowland, Jenny, “The maiming of horses in Branwen”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 63 (Summer, 2012): 51–70.
Sims-Williams, Patrick, Irish Influence on medieval Welsh literature, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.  
See also the web edition: Patrick Sims-Williams, Irish Influence on medieval Welsh literature (2011).
McKenna, Catherine, “The colonization of myth in Branwen ferch Lŷr”, in: Nagy, Joseph Falaky [ed.], Myth in Celtic literatures, CSANA Yearbook 6, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007. 105–119.
Miles, Brent, “Branwen: a reconsideration of the German and Norse analogues”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 52 (Winter, 2006): 13–48.
Hall, Alaric, “Gwyr y Gogledd? Some Icelandic analogues to Branwen ferch Lyr”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 42 (Winter, 2001): 27–50.
Mühlhausen, Ludwig, and Stefan Zimmer, Die vier Zweige des Mabinogi. Pedeir ceinc y Mabinogi, mit Lesarten und Glossar, Buchreihe der Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 7, 2nd ed., Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1988.
Ford, Patrick K., “Branwen: a study of the Celtic affinities”, Studia Celtica 22–23 (1987–1988): 29–35.
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