Math uab Mathonwy‘Math son of Mathonwy’

  • Middle Welsh
  • Mabinogion




Math fab MathonwyMath fab Mathonwy – legendary king of Gwynedd, son of Mathonwy; character in the fourth branch of the Mabinogi.
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Gwydion fab DônGwydion fab Dôn
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Gilfaethwy fab DônGilfaethwy fab DônNo short description available
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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, Math uab Mathonwy: the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi, Mediaeval and Modern Welsh Series 13, Dublin: DIAS, 2013.
[ed.] Hughes, Ian [ed.], Math uab Mathonwy: pedwaredd gainc y Mabinogi, Aberystwyth: Department of Welsh, University of Wales, 2000.
[ed.] Ford, Patrick K. [ed.], Math uab Mathonwy: text from the diplomatic edition of the White Book of Rhydderch by J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Belmont, MA: Ford & Bailie, 1999.
[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.
[tr.] Gantz, Jeffrey (tr.), The Mabinogion, Penguin Classics, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1976.

Secondary sources (select)

Ford, Patrick K., “Gwydion in the court of Pryderi”, in: Sheehan, Sarah, Joanne Findon, and Westley Follett (eds.), Gablánach in scélaigecht: Celtic studies in honour of Ann Dooley, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013. 238–252.
McKenna, Catherine, “Revising Math: kingship in the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 46 (Winter, 2003): 95–118.
Sullivan III, C. W., “Inheritance and lordship in Math”, Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion 1990 (1990): 45–63.
Welsh Online Journals: <link>
Keefer, Sarah Larratt, “The lost tale of Dylan in the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi”, Studia Celtica 24–25 (1989–1990): 26–37.
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.
Valente, Roberta L., “Gwydion and Aranrhod: crossing the borders of gender in Math”, Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 35 (1988): 1–9.
Loth, J., “Le Mabinogi de Math vab Mathonwy d'aprés W. J. Gruffydd et la mèthode en celto-mythologie”, Revue Celtique 46 (1929): 272–300.
Journal volume:  Gallica: <link>
Gruffydd, W. J., Math Vab Mathonwy: an inquiry into the origins and development of the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi with the text and a translation, Cardiff: University of Wales Press Board, 1928.
Dennis Groenewegen
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