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Culhwch and Olwen, Ysbaddaden the giant is the father of the
beautiful Olwen. He is cursed to die when his daughter marries, so
when Culhwch comes to court her, he is naturally perturbed. He
tries to kill Culhwch a number of times but ends up getting more
injured in the process than his aspiring son in law. He then gives
Culhwch a series of extraordinarily difficult tasks, which Culhwch
completes (at least to satisfaction) with the help of King Arthur
and his men. When Culhwch returns, Ysbaddaden is beheaded by
Culhwch's kinsman Goreu, whose brothers Ysbaddaden had killed.
Ysbaddaden is described as a typical evil giant of Celtic
storytelling, residing in a magic castle that seems to get farther
away the closer one gets to it and requiring forks to hold open his
eyes. He is one of the most typical and memorable of his type.
|Country of origin:
Lambert M. Surhone
• Mariam T. Tennoe
• Susan F. Henssonow
||152 x 229 x 5mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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