The Song of Rhiannon by Evangeline WaltonThe Song of Rhiannon, a retelling of the Third Branch of the Mabinogion, isnt as powerful as The Children of Llyr, which is a relief, in a way. Theres a time of healing for the characters, as well as what they suffer during the action of the story, and theres a happy end for them as well. It continues to follow the characters of Manawydan, Rhiannon, Pryderi and Kigva. There are actually few other characters in the story, fleshed-out or not, but the character of the Bogey made me smile quite a bit, as did his interactions with Manawydan.
Once more, Evangeline Walton brings the characters to life. I cant remember anything in the Mabinogion about some of the elements she introduces, e.g. about Pryderis father, but they all seem to belong quite naturally.
If I didnt already care about Pryderi, Rhiannon and Manawydan, though, I dont know how much I would have loved this book. The retelling of the Second Branch is the strongest so far, and can stand alone, but this cant, to my mind.
I have serious love for her version of Manawydan, in all his wisdom and dignity and his love for his land.
Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac
Bibliomancy, a mystical practice dating back to the s, holds that if a book is picked up and opened to a page at random, the first word or sentence one sees will reveal some kind of epiphany. True to its witchy beginnings, in time the song would reveal deeper significance. This is all in the Welsh translation of The Mabinogion, their book of mythology. So there was, in fact, a song of Rhiannon. I had no idea about any of this. Olsen played Fleetwood a few Buckingham-Nicks tracks.
It makes sense that what has become Stevie Nicks's signature song was inspired by a kind of ancient magic. Bibliomancy, a mystical practice.
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You know the Fleetwood Mac story They were about to record their second album Rhiannon is the name of a Welsh goddess Rhiannon shuns a god, and marries a mortal man. The god then frames her for the murder of her own son Stevie Nicks says that she started writing this now-famous song after reading the book "Triad" by Mary Leader.
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