Talk:Welsh mythology

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I was led here by a link on the Magnus Maximus page. It said main article: Dream of Macsen Wledig. I sure hope that all Welsh Mythology isn't being put into one page. There is too much scholarship to be put into one page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2604:2000:2A88:8300:F419:155D:A4CC:BF12 (talk) 16:17, 24 November 2016 (UTC)


Correct me if I'm wrong but I think it should be Manawydan not Manawyddan. (Reference Y Mabinogion Dafydd a Rhiannon Ifans, Gwag Gomer).

There are some major contradictions in the geneaology. (See Beli Mawr, Llŷr, Penarddun and Welsh mythology#Characters in particular. I get the impression there may be more. Spyforthemoon 16:57, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Additionally, I think a category would be appropriate for the members of the Characters section. Whether this should be the existing Category:Welsh gods or something else, perhaps Welsh Legendary Characters. I'm not terrbily familiar with the subject matter, so don't feel qualified to make the call as to which.Spyforthemoon 18:16, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

"Welsh Deities??"[edit]

It could be said that the only well-attested to instances of ANY known non-christian deities worshipped by the Welsh are those named in inscriptions on Romano-Celtic altars.

I would like to see some serious discussion on the merit of near universal custom of elevating to god/goddesshood virtually any of the primary characters in the stories of the Welsh corpus. Earrach 3/26/07

Ronald Hutton discusses the way Rhiannon was elevated to goddess-hood starting in the late 19th century despite not being called a goddess in the early literature. Dougweller (talk) 06:28, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Template additions?[edit]

I'm not an student of Welsh mythology, so am leaving this note for someone to edit the {{Welsh mythology}} template concerning the four manuscripts mentioned near the top of this article: The Red Book of Hergest, White Book of Rhydderch, Book of Aneirin, and the Book of Taliesin, as well as Historia Brittonum. They are not presently listed on the template, yet it seems if they are so prominent in the lead of this page that they'd possibly be "template worthy". If so, please add them. Thanks. Randy Kryn 11:11, 13 September 2016 (UTC)